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I am calling for a boycott of the upcoming film “Nina”, which is supposedly a biopic of one of the most iconic and important figures in African-American history. To see Zoe Saldana portraying Simone, in blackface resembling a minstrel and a caricature, is a racist affront to Simone’s legacy. Shame on Saldana and everyone else involved.
Chris Rock’s monologue and subsequent skits at the Oscars made a mockery of the very serious issue of racism in Hollywood. Here’s why.
A thirteen-year survivor of the NYC Film/TV Production world, I have personal insight into the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. It is much deeper than the talent pool. The changes need to occur in the development offices, film and TV production offices, networks, agencies and the film sets. Hollywood needs to either change or be forced to change. Because otherwise, we will be hashtagging #OscarsSoWhite for many decades to come.
There are some moments in my Life when I am really proud to be American. The election of our first Black President was one and today’s Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage is another. It is the right thing and about time. One word: Bravo! #SCOTUS #SameSexMarriage
Initially thrilled that Patricia Arquette used her Oscar win to rally for women’s rights, I was appalled by her later statements that invalidated all the good will! Ms. Arquette, here is a reality check.
At the press conference for Selma this weekend, the conversation amongst the assembled press was all about both the links between the film and the current police brutality situaion and the Sony hack. Here is my opinion on the latter.