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Old 03-04-2016, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2337: Drip-dry

with Jason Burke and Nimesh Patel – Writing for the Oscars; GOP debates; dry counties that change to wet counties; father/daughter Brooklyn gang rape charges dropped; Jared Fogle gained 30 pounds in prison; gay groups allowed in NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade; bathroom sex etiquette; taxed feminine products; Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone; sex cucumber choking revisited

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Old 03-04-2016, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Chemda was right when she said; "Maybe its not something for us to decide." Growing up dark skinned in America and in the West Indies (and I'm willing to bet any other part of the world) is strange because you are often marginalized by your own community and even family sometimes. Lighter complexions are sought after to the point where it is almost fetishized. To top it off if you pick a black celebrity at random and look at pictures of them before and after they became famous you'll usually notice they are a few shades lighter. Suggesting that once they make it into Hollywood there is often pressure to "lighten up". Its something not usually noticed by people outside of the black community but it does have a pernicious effect on the subconscious especially on children; "Dark skin is unattractive and unwanted." Nina Simone being hugely talented, successful and dark skinned is someone kids can look at and think; "Hmm being dark skinned isn't bad at all." Not to mention although Puerto Rican and Dominican heritage can be traced back to African roots, they usually don't identify themselves as black and in fact there is a lot of racism between the communities, so it comes off as even more of a slight. I doubt it was intentionally but a big faux pas none the less. It also just goes to show how little Hollywood understands the black community. Not something you want to highlight when making a movie about such a prolific black singer.
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offensive? no
untactful and totally worthy of scrutiny for the decision to give dark skin and fuller lips to a person who can wash them away, while making a movie about a woman who fought and spoke against the shitty treatment she received as a dark skinned woman? Yes

Is the whole movie going to be judged on its face for that same short-sighted decision? Yuppers

A shitty thing we should still feel ok calling shitty without getting dragged into arguments of "you're racist for not thinking this" or "I'm tired of hearing about racism" or that usual thing that happens on the internet.
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the make up by itself looks terrrrrrible. so waxy and full of lies
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i find it equally oiffensive that, judgin g by the trailer, saldana is singin nina simone's songs. Yeesh.
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I love it - Jamie Fox was amazing for a start.
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I liked that Nimesh knew all the current news stories.

I can relate to his enthusiasm.
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I didn't know my name was Ethan...
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Old 03-06-2016, 01:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Lol. My name is Erik, but I have done artistic work for you in the past, so maybe that was the confusion.
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