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Reply to "Hollywood Didn’t Want to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because It Was All Black"

Sista ER wrote: We can be mad that it's mostly White people producing these shows ... but ONE month of REAL history is better than the around-the-clock, year-round showing of "Flavor of Love" and "T.I. & Tiny" that a lot of Black people are riveted to these days.                        

 

My sista...you are sooooooooooo right! Hey I didn't even get that this movie was showin in conjunction to Black History. I need to slow down. Okay. I don't understand why folks panties are in a bunch. Truly. We as black people know that most black folks will not do ANYTHING but yap and complain about what white folks are doing in terms of our image. But hey George Lucas put up 100 million dollars of his OWN money to make this film....plus! Another 35 million dollars for marketing. Folks need to do the numbers cuz what black celebrity do you know would go in their pockets and pull out 135 million dollars to do a black film? I don't KNOW any. Plus he had wanted to do this film for 23 years....and was turned DOWN after he completed it by all the major hollywood studios.

 

So my sista I am right there with ya. I MUCH rather see QUALITY depicitions of true black life than this below the curb hoodrat ghetooism seen on cable. Puck and Gag. And they should be ashamed! And the real blackfolk who should be ashamed are the rich black celebrities who can put all this BACKWARD LYING propaganda to REST by simply producing MORE real to life black films. We NEED to tell our OWN stories....bottom line. Instead we are squabblin in the barrell talking about coulda woulda shoulda. Pitiful. But!

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