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Eye Candy's Blog – March 2012 Archive (2)

Should the "Sassy Black Friend" Have This Place in Hollywood?

If there’s one role that every struggling black actress has had to rely on at some point in her career, it’s the Sassy Black Friend. You know the one. She’s the character who seems to perpetually exist outside of the plot, a sort of one woman Chorus whose main purpose is to cast her eyes to the heavens in the most exaggerated of eye rolls, click her tongue, and make smarmy comments about what’s going on – while never actually being allowed to take part in what’s going on. There…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 26, 2012 at 7:04am — 12 Comments

Who Should Represent Black Cinema? Spike Lee? Tyler Perry? None Of The Above?

Every time a new Tyler Perry film is released, I find myself thinking back to a now infamous 2009 interview in which director Spike Lee, when asked about the state of black cinema, said: “A lot of stuff that’s on today is coonery and buffoonery, and I know it’s making a lot of money and breaking records, but we can do better.” This was, of course, a thinly veiled attack on Tyler Perry, who for the past decade has been churning out his own special brand of comedy-melodrama…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 2, 2012 at 1:55pm — 25 Comments

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