6.24.2012

The Queen of Camelot, a guest post

Fans of Angel Coulby's Guinevere on the BBC's Merlin have been waiting for this moment for a long time.  After years of seeing her play a maid, images of the currently being filmed Season 5 have been released, showing her as a Queen.

The following is from an email from commenter Strange Sista.
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So recently there have been some pictures of QG released from shooting for Merlin S5. She's looks all beautiful and sexy in elegant, expensive,queenly gowns and displays a healthy amount of cleavage.

You can guess what's happening. Tumblr has transformed into a microcosm of post-Obama election style racism. Some anons have gone to more recognizable Arthur/Gwen tumblrs and called people "porch monkeys" and far worse.The original post were deleted from peoples blogs but talked about in the community, white people argued back that there was no racism and POC's were making it up.

There was also some slut shaming,more racist post when pics were released in a second beautiful gown, this time the evidence was saved. Some Merlin/Arthur shippers have decided to vocally side the PoC's and Arwen shippers, some interesting responses have been written about intersection of racism/sexism and the divisiveness of the way some slash fandoms function.

http://tiromu.tumblr.com/post/25550357452

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/arthur-and-gwen/articles/166799/title/merlin-branch-white-supremacists-r

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/arthur-and-gwen/articles/166323/title/history-facts-fiction-myths-fandoms

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Editor's note: While looking up images to post here, I was typing "Angel Coulby Guinevere" in Google.  As expected, other words popped up beside the phrase, including "ugly" and "black".

The more I look at images of her, especially when dressed as a queen, the more I can't help but think "God...some white girls must be really threatened by this woman."


22 comments:

  1. Of course they are. She's a straight STUNNA! Look at that gown!

    Anything that does not put them in the role of the favored is feared. Fear = hate, but I'm preaching to the choir.

    Great links. Denny and I were talking about that last year sometime.

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    1. She is too stunning as Queen. A woman like that is gonna attract haters regardless.

      I've been waiting for these images for, what, 3-4 years or some shit? I will screen cap the FUCK outta this show when it finally airs this fall.

      Dayum!!!

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  2. Oh they are threatened. Threatened by her good looks, her great acting and her fabulous cleavage, especially the cleavage you should see some of the slut shaming the character is getting.But she looks fabulous and she is Queen and its about damned time.

    What these folks don't realize is that Angel is actually one of the best actresses on the show and this program would be so much less without her.

    And Ankh I will be taking screen caps right along with you. I love Angel/Gwen too much and these dresses, I about died when I saw the red one

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  3. She looks BEAUTIFUL <3

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  4. A perfect knock out. Let them choke on it.

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  5. She was just meant to play a Queen. The casting people really did their job on this show, and not just with Angel Coulby. However, she remains one hell of an example, but I could see her regal nature from the very first episode.

    *bows to the Queen*

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  6. Goodness. And I stopped watching the show. I will have to rent seasons 2,3 and 4 when it comes out. Angel/Gwen looks beautiful. Those fangirls are just pathetic.

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  7. Like I said about Aveline in Assassin's Creed 3, seeing a woman with a great deal of melanin and prominent non-European features in a lead role makes some folks skin itch. They can't take it. Made all the worse since Camelot was cancelled on Starz, and with it went their 'proper looking' Guinevere.

    No wonder I carry on the way I did before the internet was widespread - watch my shows, go about my business, and discuss with same-taste real life friends.

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    1. I haven't participated in general fandom since Freema Agyeman was on Dr. who, you can guess why. I only went on tumblr because someone suggested I use to promote my fanfic. I hadn't been using it a week when this 'ish happened.

      But ya' know I'm really sick of seeing this happening over and over again and watching black women retreat into these little corners of the internet in order to protect their spirits. I watched my younger sister retreat from True Blood Fandom,another young lady retreat from Star trek fandom. Its just ridic'.

      And what the hell is a proper looking Guinevere anyway? The story has been told a million times over and may even have a middle eastern root.

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  8. racism in slash. this is me exhibiting no surprise.

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    1. But we POC are just imagining things/making that shit up. Uh-huh.

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  9. Oh, I have a lot to catch up with TV series...I haven't seen one in a while. Since megaupload got closed, I don't know where to watch them on the internet. Hulu doesn't work in my country and other sites have broken links or something.

    Never heard about this show, I'll do a search. I'm glad for the black woman though, she looks great! It's so suprising but such a positive move! I don't think this will happen any time soon here, there're not even relevant/long-time female black singers here, as for actresses...well, the famous ones are VERY few. So yeah, respect to this British show :)

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    1. Hey, thank you for the link! It works I think :) (well, my internet connection messed up again but the video was buffering) I don't have a subscription on netflix but I'll give it a try.

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  10. Uh-oh...it's about to get ugly. Gwen looks fabulous though. I can't wait until the new season starts!

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  11. Queen Gwen's wardrobe is FIERCE! ;-)

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  12. Merlin viewers, Angel fans its the moment you've been waiting for. Season 5 premeries tomorrow and over the course of the last week there has been a flood of Queen Guinevere promotional pictures.

    Here's a few of my favorites. I hope to provide larger images of some of the more stunning one a little later. I will update here when I do.

    http://strangesista.blogspot.com/2012/10/blog-post.html

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  13. I get you,you do not know how much it affects me when I saw hateful things on beautiful Angel.Katie Mcgrath/Morgana does not stand a candle to her.She is just white nothing special about her.Angel Coulby?I just love her body,it's so curvy the right place and her cleavage is wow <3 I love that actress like crazy and I hope she her career will progress in the future.Her face?Beautiful warm brown eyes and her smile is just ridiculously stunning.Her complexion?like coffee with milk <3 Katie/Morgana complexion is like paper,she looks sick.I hate her, she is always saying that her character "Morgana" is more interesting than the other characters and more interesting than "Guinevere".Bitch please your character is an evil bitch,Guinevere is a hot,sweet,loyal Queen not some vulgar witch.I'm from Mauritius:)

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  14. We welcome supporters of BG on TBGC, so leave a name, please! Thanks.

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  15. hi there,glad i joined this club,i freaking hate katie/morgana,i really do.i find angel more talented and beautiful than her.i dont get why people hate angel so much.i'm proud to say ,i'm black.fuck those racist retarded.

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  16. I am neither B nor G but as a healthy male I am amazed and saddened that ANYONE - black, white, or anything in between - would consider Angel Coulby as anything less than ravishingly gogeous! She is one beautiful woman!!! She can rule over my Camelot any day! Huzzah!

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  17. Hello I'm Ash and I love watching Merlin.One of my favorite character is Gwen and of course I adore Angel Coulby.The fandom of Merlin is the worst fandom ever.And believe me I have been in many fandom.I feel depress and bad when I read hateful posts on Gwen/Angel.They claim to hate her because of other reason but we all know it is not true at all.They like Mithian(a white princess in Merlin) who is as nice as Gwen is, they like Morgana who is evil as fuck,they like Arthur,they like Merlin but when it is Gwen/Angel? "OH she has no talent and chemistry" "She is not good looking" "her character is boring" all that because they hate her race and appearance.I defend her all the time from these jerks but sometime I'm just too depress to do it.I love the show but I want it to end so that they live that poor girl alone.Angel is just gorgeous,her smile,her body.I hate all of this.People are so mean and cruel.I just want to meet her one day and tell her how much she is amazing.Did guys know she has an amazing personality? :) To the admin of this blog: you are doing a great job,keep it up,fight against these jerks :) Your blog is awesome! But Angel does have some faithful fans that defend her :)

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