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Dark Girls,” the documentary which candidly and provocatively explores colorism among African-Americans, is finally making it to the small screen. Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network will air the ‘Dark Girls’ documentary next Sunday.

The film, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, has generated a lot of buzz for its compelling interviews with dark-skinned African-American who reveal their poignant experiences dealing with colorism.

Co-directed by D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke, the film gives dark-skinned women a platform to discuss prejudices they’ve faced because of their complexion and hopefully, spread awareness and bring healing.

Berry says of the film, in a writeup on their official website: “These ladies broke it down to the degree that dark-skinned ‘sistas’ with ‘good’ hair vs. dark-skinned women with ‘kinky’ hair were given edges when it came time for coveted promotions.” Additional interviewees for “Dark Girls” include White men in loving intimate relationships with Black women that were passed over by “their own men,” as well as dark-skinned women of Latin and Panamanian background to bring a world perspective to the issue of dark vs. light.”

I can’t wait to tune in to the world television premiere of Dark Girls on OWN Sunday, June 23, at 10 PM EST. Will you be watching, Clutchettes?

Watch the trailer below:

  • GG

    Nothing she said was offensive she was just being honest.

  • Gwennette Manning

    My mother was light skinned, and my younger sister is too. I on the other hand is dark skinned. At first I did hate myself, but I had to gain my own place in this world. Any man that doesn’t want me because of my skin color I don’t want him as well. I will get hurt I know bcause men will use me for sex but not for marriage. I deal with rejection well and I am alone alot.

  • Kels

    @ Gwennette Manning, there are PLENTY of light-skinned women who get cheated on and are passed over for marriage. You will not get used unless you allow yourself to. When the time is right, you will find a mature man of subtance who doesn’t care about skin color. It’s so ignorant any to choose someone based on their skin color. And that’s good you wouldn’t want a man who doesn’t want you based on your skin color. I was passed over because I wasn’t dark enough, but I did give a rats ass because those type of men are will end up leaving you becuase they weren’t with you for any real reasons in the first place.

  • Alexis

    As a brown-skinned woman, I do realize this lighter-skinned sister is being very honest. This is really the way it is.

  • Cocoa

    Megan Goode is not even dark, chile please!

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