(A/N - These are the original recruits from "the Black Girls Club" post. The focus was on actresses in the 21st Century.)
|Vivica A. Fox|
In 2006, Taylor joined the cast as Dr. Camille why-did-they-even-bother Saroyan, and she's left me rubbing my temples ever since. She's the boss who's rendered un-bossy. The sexy black woman who's rendered sexless.
After all we can't have her outshining Dr. Brennan, now can we?
I have talked about Coulby's "Guinevere" so damn much that she might as well have her own tag at the bar. Seriously. She's a braaaaave woman for portraying Guinevere, 'cause there's no end to her list of haters. And they all hate to admit they're haters!
Coulby actually represents a luckier streak in the Black Girls Club; her show's been renewed for a fifth season. But I've noticed that she appears less and less in episodes; in fact, in at least one, I noticed she was absent altogether. *shakes head* The Club Curse.
All these white girls who gush all over Saldana now ain't foolin' me. A Black woman's memory never fades. We're veterans, y'all; I personally fought in the Spock/Uhura Wars of 2009-2010, and when the new movie comes out in 2012/2013/whenever, and she starts smoochin' with Zach Quinto again, trust and believe the War of White Female Aggression will rage once more.
That was one show cancellation I didn't mourn.
Thanksgiving, 2009 unleashed internationally worshiped Korean popstar Rain in his first big Hollywood flick. It was a highly anticipated event of the year, and through it all, a Black woman was cast as his love interest - whom he conveniently didn't get to kiss, and the infamous shower scene he shared with her was filmed, but never shown to audiences.
And don't even get me started on how much the Blasian aspect of Ninja Assassin was flat-out ignored in media.
Riley deserved a big break. Her voice is astonishing, and she is clearly gifted. Yet ever since she stepped foot onto the set of Glee, it's like she been treated as though she were "less"...and less. The overt preference for Lea Michele's inferior voice literally made me quit watching mid-season.
n. pl. in·fa·mies
1. Evil fame or reputation.
2. The condition of being infamous.
3. An evil or criminal act that is publicly known."
Black people, seriously, stay away from all these vampire shows. When white folks start scribbling their otherworldly fantasies, you're not the intended audience.
So Graham portrays a "best friend" on The Vampire Diaries (2009, go figure). The best friend? Again? Whose dude kisses another woman? Seriously? What's with Hollywood's fetish of having men be unfaithful to Black women?
Seriously? 2011 - seriously? Really? "Post-racial" this shit right here.
The name says it all.
|Taraji P. Henson*|
If this lasts beyond 2-3 episodes, it will be the result of direct divine intervention.
Notice, bar patrons, that all of this went down/is going during the 21st Century. Not the 1990s, or the 1960s, or the 1930s, but the friggin' 21st Century.
*nods* In Hollywhite, this bullshit is considered "progress". This is considered "diversity." Right now, there are men and women clapping themselves on the back for this shit.
Is it just me or does Taraji look very "1960s Uhuratastic" in this pic?