Hollywood Hates Pretty Black Women !

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#1 Jan 13, 2012
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#2 Jan 13, 2012
This is nothing new. We all know this. It has been like that for ever and I for one am sick of it. We just have to hope that humanitarians like Tyler Perry (?) and George Lucas can make a difference in their lifetime.

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#3 Jan 13, 2012
@ WandaLouise Sorry, but if we have to wait for so called nice white people like George Lucas to look out for our interest we're doomed. It's high time Hollywood got some competition from Black entrepreneurs. There's more then enough money out there among Black entertainers and business people to step over Hollywood like a pile of dog sh!t ( ex. using the internet as distribution). The question is, do they have the BALLS to do it?

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#4 Jan 13, 2012
Well unfortunaltely it all boils down to money and as nice as it would be to havbe these black entrepreneurs -Oprah?- they still need to have backing for their movies:

http://mto.mediatakeout.com/external/53528

Even mega rich George Lucas needed backing for his latest film.

Look at Oprah, she is mega rich, has her own network and still she doesn't give black females a break. She knows that in television you make your profit from revenue and advertisers will only throw their money at you if you get the ratings. Pretty black sexy women are never going to appeal to the mainstream white female audience. They will not want to watch a show that has strong black good looking desirable black females in it. They are more conmfortable watching the mammy type of ugly cuddly black female.

Initially we do need the rich white men to back us until we are up and running.

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#5 Jan 13, 2012
@WandaLouise You are right about Hollywood and WHITE America wanting the mammy type but do you honestly think white men will back an alternative image ( ie. Gabrielle Union or Sanaa Lathan ) with full force in mainstream productions ? LMAO HELL NO! They are the ones that run Hollywood and purposely chose the mammy type for mainstream movies or TV shows. George Lucas goes for big budget block busters. You don't have to do that starting out. Tons of small budget indie films are made every year. Blacks have to be willing to start with small budget productions but provide quality stories.

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#6 Jan 13, 2012
Also most of the Black actresses that Hollywood REALLY likes to promote are lesbians, like Queen Latifah and Wanda Sykes.

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#7 Jan 13, 2012
They use to have really beautiful black women on tv in the 80's and even 90's many of them extra's like secretaries or family members. But now since Hollywood has more white women in it, they are only putting beast black women on tv.
ooops

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#8 Jan 13, 2012
this is no secret ..they are scared to show gorgeous bw..they rather hype up the most unnatractive ones and sleep on the good looking ones
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#9 Jan 13, 2012
I don't see why black folks complain about hollywood so much.We are only 12% of the population in the U.S we should be thankful for white folks for even putting us in the movies.If anything there should be more hispanics in movies because they outnumber us now.

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#10 Jan 13, 2012
WandaLouise wrote:
Well unfortunaltely it all boils down to money and as nice as it would be to havbe these black entrepreneurs -Oprah?- they still need to have backing for their movies:
http://mto.mediatakeout.com/external/53528
Even mega rich George Lucas needed backing for his latest film.
Look at Oprah, she is mega rich, has her own network and still she doesn't give black females a break. She knows that in television you make your profit from revenue and advertisers will only throw their money at you if you get the ratings. Pretty black sexy women are never going to appeal to the mainstream white female audience. They will not want to watch a show that has strong black good looking desirable black females in it. They are more conmfortable watching the mammy type of ugly cuddly black female.
Initially we do need the rich white men to back us until we are up and running.
Not true, black women watch a lot of tv so the sayings are stating, that is why there are programs like love and hip hop and the bw in them are good looking, also the basketball wives shows. So bw need to push their weight a little more to get themselves represented more, there is a large black female market. But then there is a large white female market also and they too want to see themselves represented more, but they want only themselves represented, so we need to split and make our own shows because there is a market for it. The Tyler dude made a lot of money last year for his films

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#11 Jan 13, 2012
@islandgirl10 Keep in mind as an extra they weren't a threat to white actresses but as a lead in a film or even a co-star, a beautiful or even average looking Black actress would outshine the white actresses in the beauty department.During the 80's and 90's, you also started seeing a resurgence of majority Black films with beautiful women and say what you will, Hip Hop videos did showcase some beautiful Black models during the 90's as well. They helped push the whole, "curves are hot" movement. White male producers saw where things were heading, a shift in the beauty standards away from the pale,shapeless white female and wanted that stopped.

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#12 Jan 13, 2012
@candaymama I don't believe you're a Black person but a white or Hispanic troll.No Black person with half a brain in the 21th century would say something so asinine as,"we should be THANKFUL for white folks for even putting us in the movies." LMAO! Blacks spend 1 BILLION DOLLARS a year on consumer purchases in the U.S. Black buying power is increasing. Whites ,Hispanics and Asians for that matter ARE LUCKY we let them profit from our culture ( Music,Fashion,Hair Products etc ). However,that foolish statement highlights the fact that Blacks MUST look at non-Blacks,as enemies to our progress. WE MUST TELL OUR OWN STORIES AND DISPLAY OURSELVES IN THE WAY WE WANT TO BE DISPLAYED TO THE WORLD.Leave the jealous dogs out of the loop.

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#13 Jan 13, 2012
This discussion highlights the FEAR AND JEALOUSY that whites ( surprisingly white males in Hollywood ) have for Black women. Many topics on this forum,INFECTED BY WHITE TROLLS,WHO MASQUERADE AS BLACK MEN,attempt to portray Black women as unattractive or undesirable and many of us Blacks that are AWAKE, obviously know that is a damn lie and that there is a concerted effort to advance this myth by them.

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#14 Jan 14, 2012
Because it all comes down to money. The 'black' women that I see in love and Hip Hop* are all light bright mixed raced women for a start and that further demeans black women. It seem to me that the onkly 'black' women that are allowed to be considered attracrative are mixed race, high yellow, red bones! This is another hinderance to the black community at large. Personally I don't see mixed race as being black at all. That they are chosen to represent to black community is another issue altogether. Every time a beautiful woman of colour is allowed to be seen on the screen more often than not she will be bi racial and that is something that needs to be addressed also.

* I have never actually seen love and hip hop but I read M.T.O and they always have some pics in there of the females on the show.

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#15 Jan 14, 2012
Original People wrote:
Also most of the Black actresses that Hollywood REALLY likes to promote are lesbians, like Queen Latifah and Wanda Sykes.
Lesbians are safe because they are not breeding. They can get behind a lesbian more easily than having to dedcide who to pair her with if she was a hetro. White man or black man for a lover? tricky as neither is very appealing to them. They don't seem to want to encourage black love but yet pairing her with a white man might be offensive to white women so?... tah dah! black lesbians equals the perfect solution!

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#16 Jan 14, 2012
WandaLouise wrote:
Because it all comes down to money. The 'black' women that I see in love and Hip Hop* are all light bright mixed raced women for a start and that further demeans black women. It seem to me that the onkly 'black' women that are allowed to be considered attracrative are mixed race, high yellow, red bones! This is another hinderance to the black community at large. Personally I don't see mixed race as being black at all. That they are chosen to represent to black community is another issue altogether. Every time a beautiful woman of colour is allowed to be seen on the screen more often than not she will be bi racial and that is something that needs to be addressed also.
* I have never actually seen love and hip hop but I read M.T.O and they always have some pics in there of the females on the show.
Do we have this show in the UK?

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#17 Jan 14, 2012
Kim xxx wrote:
<quoted text>Do we have this show in the UK?
No I don't think so but I see alot of pics from it when I read M.T.O.

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#18 Jan 14, 2012
WandaLouise wrote:
Because it all comes down to money. The 'black' women that I see in love and Hip Hop* are all light bright mixed raced women for a start and that further demeans black women. It seem to me that the onkly 'black' women that are allowed to be considered attracrative are mixed race, high yellow, red bones! This is another hinderance to the black community at large. Personally I don't see mixed race as being black at all. That they are chosen to represent to black community is another issue altogether. Every time a beautiful woman of colour is allowed to be seen on the screen more often than not she will be bi racial and that is something that needs to be addressed also.
* I have never actually seen love and hip hop but I read M.T.O and they always have some pics in there of the females on the show.
S'cuse all of my typos.

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#19 Jan 14, 2012
I found it,you can watch it on JumpOff Tv.

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#20 Jan 14, 2012
Kim xxx wrote:
I found it,you can watch it on JumpOff Tv.
You know that I have nothing against mixed race people but I think that we need to have a bit more fairness in the way in which they are slowing becoming the norm or ideal for 'black' perceptions.

I still see too many examples of a beautiful mixed race woman being portrayed as black and seen as an example of black beauty. Where as the only time that we do see an actual black woman is when she is portraying something negative about the black race.

I believe that there is enough for all of us to be catered for and not just the beautiful bi racials. We are all relevant.

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