I've gotten an inkling how people feel and I've asked women in my sphere, but I would like to get a more national perspective.
I saw "Monster's Ball" and examined it from different perspectives. As an actor, I understand why Halle took the role. There are so few roles for black women and this one was a showcase. As a film buff, I understand what the movie was trying to accomplish; especially with the sex scene.
But as a black woman, I equivocated. Did she do as more harm by perpetuating an old stereotype about black women and our sexuality? What about the idea of "if a black woman wants anything in life, you better get yourself a white man".
What do the sistahs (and for that matter, the brothas) think about this? Did Halle help us or set us back?