Film

A New Documentary Vows to Expose The Truth “They Don’t Want You to Hear About White People”

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On the heels of police brutality and the anger raging in America, there is a documentary coming to a theater near you that promises to reveal the truth “they don’t want you to hear about white people.” The documentary entitled “Spanish Lake” will focus on...

Angela Bassett to Direct Whitney Houston Biopic for Lifetime

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It’s been more than two years since Whitney Houston’s untimely death in February 2012, and ever since she passed away whispers of a biopic have swirled throughout the industry. While Houston’s former mentor Clive Davis was rumored to be working on a film, it looks...

Drama Surrounds Zoe Saldana’s Nina Simone Biopic At Cannes As Director Files Lawsuit

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Zoe Saldana’s upcoming Nina Simone biopic, Nina, has been shrouded in controversy since the beginning. When the Dominican actress was announced as the lead, Simone fans, which included her daughter, revolted, accusing producers of trying to “whitewash” the High Priestess of Soul’s story. Many questioned...

Did Producers Whitewash ‘Jem’s’ Only Black Character for Upcoming Film?

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Since news broke that Jem and the Holograms would be heading to the big screen, many of my friends have been excited. And as an ‘80s baby, I totally get it. I remember watching Jem and her crew of badass rockers take on the music...

According to Hollywood, All the ‘Gods of Egypt’ Are White

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Whitewashing iconic characters is nothing new in Tinsel Town. Cleopatra was famously played by Elizabeth Taylor; David Carradine was cast as Kwai Chang Caine in the hit 70s show Kung Fu; and Charlton Heston was Moses in The Ten Commandants. But that was the past,...