Sunday, February 7, 2010

2010 WISH LIST: A PHOTOSHOOT OF ALL OUR GREATEST "..OLLYWOOD STARS

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I was reading vanity fair magazine today (Feb 6 2010) and it had a photo of the next generation of young actors of Hollywood on the cover of the magazine as seen above, titled "A New Decade - A New Hollywood 2010) and it got me thinking of how much i love and appreciate our great African Actors/Actresses who keep us entertained and sometimes i think some of these great actors and actresses (emphasis on the 'great ones" and not just anyone -yall know who i mean) are not supported / raved enough. Its my wish list this year to see them in a nice photoshoot all together.
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They may not me popularly known like Hollywoodians - but they are ours and we love them no matter what cos they keep us entertained more than hollywood ever does. We relate to them more. My wish is that this year some top african magazine dedicates an "...OLLYWOOD ISSUE (Its neither Nolly or Golly its simply OLLYWOOD cos :lol: i am tired of these ridiculous prefixes of the nolly, golly, solly, molly - schmolly - i mean why does it have to end in ollywood anyway - its so funny :lol:) with a beautiful vanity fair style photoshoot of our actor, another of our actresses and maybe another of our best producers and directors and all those who make it happen .
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On another note i hope you all see what i see on this vanity fair photoshoot, blatant constant racism, and this is why i dont even bother watching hollywood movies as much as i use to unless its at least diverse a little, I escape with my nice african movie instead. It just bothers me so much of the accountable MINORITY actors (black, asians, latinos etc) in Hollywood who still wait in line in auditions to get casted, once the oyibos got their Denzel Washington, Laurence Fishburn, Will Smith, Morgan Freeman, Forrest Whittaker, and a few handful of others, thats enough for them, they cant have more than a handful (are u kidding me). Someone tell me why they got all these skinny white girls on the cover (and i swear i dont know the half of them, do you?).
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Why arent they including black actresses "Precious Star" Gabrielle Sidibe or Avatar "Zoe Zaldana in this photoshoot.
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This year’s ladies include (2nd Picture: left to right) Carey Mulligan, Kristen Stewart, Abbie Cornish, Mia Wasikowska, Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood, and Anna Kendrick.
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Amanda Seyfried stared in the movie musical Mamma Mia! and later went to co-star in the flop Jennifer’s Body. Kristen Stewart stars as Bella in the franchise Twilight (cant hold a candle to any of our top black actresses). Emma Stone has gone the comedian route in movies like Superbad and Zombieland but apart from that, hasn’t done much else. Lastly, Evan Rachel Wood starred in the movie Thirteen years ago and has recently been in Across the Universe and The Wrestler.Anna Kendrick in the trailers for Up in the Air.
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I mean they always have to be blatant with this ish. Granted not many blacks were not in much movies in 2009, but the question is WHY NOT?. Did they feature the excellent cast of Denzel Washingtons "Great Debaters" when that movie came out (Jurnee Smollet and the rest)? THE ANSWER IS NO. You catch my drift? - the point is there is still racism in Hollywood - period. Just look at our prime time tv shows, black shows apart from Bill Cosby and Fresh Prince then they last nothing but for a season or two and then they are cancelled (why on hell would Girlfriends be cancelled - its like we can never win), rather they give the blacks reality shows where they act bafoonirish and ghetto. Thanks to our very own BET who i dont respect for not showing us in great light neither thus i wouldnt say is helping matters either.
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This is why i will always support our several african producers/directors as well as Tyler Perry - cos he is trying to help our people and not sitting around waiting for the Massar to help us (am still waiting on our veteran best such as John Singleton, Spike Lee etc).
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If i told you how much the cast of our popular entertaining shows like "Girlfriends" earned versus that of other sitcoms like "Friends", "Twilight" etc earned, you will be disgusted as to the unfairness of it all. Just pure blatant disrespect and racism (pay real good attention to type of black roles they also choose to nominate or let win for oscars - see the trend??). Let me just stop here cos if i am to start on the conversation of hollywood and their unfair treatment to actors of color, i will be here all day. That is why i will continue to cherish our african best. They dont need to cross to hollywood to be deemed successful. On our continent - they are "our" best and we love them.
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Talking about Tyler Perry, please dont forget to check out the trailer for "Why did i get married too" starring the original cast of "Why did i get married (Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Tasha Smith -the crazy chick, Richard T Jones - the jerk, Malik Yoba, etc) - i hear someone dies in this part , but i dont know whom and i dont wanna know. I just want the movie to come out so i can support Tyler. The movie comes out April 2nd 2010. Kudos to Janet for completing the movie cos her brother Michael died whilst she was on location shooting this movie, I can imagine how tough that must have been for her. I heard Tyler paused the filming and waited for her to take time off (that was so nice of Tyler). I so look forward to this movie. The trailer tells me its going to be very interesting. Check out the Official Website and Trailer; http://www.whydidigetmarriedtoomovie.com/
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3 comments:

Harry-Rami Itie said...

Zoe Saldana of Avatar is not a new actress..she's been around for a while...

As regards Why did I get Married too..dat movie is a classic as it is..was there a need for part 2...lets see how it goes sha....

Tell It Like It is said...

new or not - dont u see its a problem there arent any blacks included. Maybe u dont but i do.

Myne Whitman said...

I also think there are new black actresses that deserve to be there.

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