So let's talk a little bit about black girls in the media. I was thinking about it a lot as I realized that all my favorite on-screen characters are either dudes or white. Sometimes its both. There's nothing wrong with your average kick-butt characters that are dudes like Chris Evans (he will always have a place in my heart) or Scarlett Johanssen, but c'mon people. I need a black girl that doesn't talk about rapping and use slang all the time or die first or act stupid to be in a movie as the main character and do lots of witty banter with a cute boy!!! IS THAT SO HARD TO ASK FOR? Seriously, people need to stop talking about making "strong" female characters and start diversifying the females themselves. We've seen Buffy, Veronica Mars, Natasha Romanoff, Katniss Everdeen, and Hermoine Granger, but have we seen a black girl star as the lead? Have we really? That's So Raven was awesome but still, it was a comedy. I just need a black girl as the lead ok? I don't care what her personality is so long as she's real. So long as she's amazingly amazing and not an filled to the brim with slang and being a basic stereotype. Is that really so hard? Seriously we have Lupita and so many other AWESOME actresses that are also black so why can't they be starring in an amazing movie (they star in awesome movies ok? but they're usually side-characters). Idk. I feel very rant-like today.
|Here's a quickie reminder for all y'all haters out there :D BEING A TEENAGE GIRL IS HAAARD!|