Sunday, February 08, 2009

The plight of the Black Actress: Outsourced by Hoochies

Last night my wife wanted to watch For The Love of Ray J to see what it was about. I didn’t have anything else to do so I watched it with her. These are the times that I wish I could see into the future. Why Lord, did I watch this show? How do these women have the time to chase Ray J around? I didn’t even know he was a celebrity? The last song I heard him on was with Lil Kim. That was the “black looking” Lil Kim and not the current one that looks like a Chinese woman. Ever since The Cosby Show and A Different World left the air, black folks have been throwing things against the wall to see what sticks. Besides Everybody Hates Chris, I can’t think of any other shows that are worth watching. On the flip side…..Earlier we watched Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. Two black female actresses Aunjanue Ellis and Kimberly Elise were in the television program. Ellis played the wife of Ben Carson and Elise played his mother. It was an excellent program with very good performances by talented actresses. Now juxtapose that with women doing splits for Ray J. I hardly ever get to see Aunjanue Ellis in movies or television. She is a good actress that doesn’t get quality roles. Maybe black actresses should go on Flavor of Love. It seems like that’s the only way they will be seen.

2 comments:

dg said...

The ben carson movie was the greatest. Should should have released in the theaters - I would have paid to see it.

jean9fhunter said...

I missed the movie and hope I can get a DVD copy or it re-airs. I read his autobiography and "Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence," which he also wrote. As for the main focus of your post, I hollered. I enjoy Ms. Ellis' work, too and she is among some actors who don't seem to get a lot of play. But we can't have anymore Flava of Love, Real Chance at Love, I Love New York and similar shows! I watched for the first time the other day a show designed to transform dudes into dignified gents. It seemed like something I've seen before so I don't know how long it's going to last.