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Topic: Kola Boof writes new article on Zoe Saldana
Posted By: zsazsa
Subject: Kola Boof writes new article on Zoe Saldana
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 3:29pm
If you're tired of reading about Boof on here, kindly press that x on the corner. If the article is too long for you, do the same. I personally like her so enjoy her rumblings opinions. 

I feel the article is spot on.  


Celebrity Author & Egyptian-Sudanese Womanist Kola Boof Writes an Open Letter to Nina Simone Director Cynthia Mort About the Erasure of Nina's Image


Controversy stirs amongst  black women as Fair Skinned tiny Dominican/Puerto-Rican Zoe Saldana plays the part in the new Nina Simone Film.

According to "Celebrity Author & Egyptian-Sudanese Womanist Kola Boof:

A new film directed by a White woman who claims to be Nina Simone's number one fan aims to achieve what America couldn't achieve while Nina was alive-the total erasure of the Empress of Activist-Cool from her own Black image-an image so subversive and counter culture in its dark Negroid-ness that the challenge of living it imbued Nina with a justifiably rebellious and outspoken symphony of under-dog passions; all of it expressed through grandly operatic musical masterpieces, scornfully bold and unrepentant public truth-telling, beautifully Afro-sculptural body posturing, and most of all, Nina's defiant love for herself and for her people's political well-being. Nina Simone was no ordinary jazz stylist, woman or public figure. Everything about her was intelligence married to fire. She was charismatic, eccentric and Queenly. And above all else-she was the moving embodiment of raw cultured Blackness.

This is why it's truly a milestone in revisionist history and Hollywood Colorism that the unauthorized film so disingenuously titled "NINA" casts the typical BET-caliber privileged but talented light skinned actress-in this case not Halle Berry or Thandie Newton, but up and coming go-to-Princess Zoe Saldana, a valiant self-proclaimed Latina of African descent via the Dominican Republic as Nina Simone.
I've always liked Zoe Saldana. You could even say that I was a big fan. But since the "Nina" controversy I've lost respect for her.

The film's White woman director (bursting with good intentions as white women always are) unwittingly demonstrates why White women and Black women have not been able to forge a true sisterhood-the white sister can't see the Black sister's reality even when staring straight at her. And because of that inability to see us, the image chosen to represent Nina becomes a mocking dehumanization, an erasure of Nina's swarthy and robust Black victory. Everything Nina stood for while surviving in that Black body becomes whitened and desensitized by the cloying signature of dishonesty. But of course, White people are making this film for White people anyway. 

None of these films from "Django Unchained" to "Nina" give a care about the Black people they're depicting. They'd cast Adele (the overrated twang crooner) as Nina if they thought they could get away with it. As an African-born woman, not a true Westerner, I feel completely comfortable stating what's obvious-that it matters that the woman who plays Nina Simone be dark enough. And that it matters that she have ties to the American Southern States (Dixie they call it). It matters that she be grounded in the lacerating reality of America's unrelenting anti-Black woman imaging and socialization.

How someone claiming to love Nina and wanting to honor Nina could fail to see the importance in that is beyond my comprehension. I detest Cynthia Mort. I suspect Capitalism and typical Miss Anne entitlement and delusion are her real conduits.

Of course many people disagree with me. The argument goes that we're denying Zoe Saldana her own Black identity and a chance to win an Oscar. But then photos are released showing Saldana on the set "as Nina" and wonder of wonders-she's done up in Black face like a minstrel imitating a Black person! She's got dentures, a prosthetic nose, Afro wig-begging the question-why didn't they just cast a sensible choice like Kimberly Elise, Yolanda Ross (Stranger Inside), India Arie or Nina's personal pick Whoopi Goldberg in the first place?

Some say it's because Saldana is a proven box-office star after playing in several Hollywood action films. But I say recent two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis is just as hot and that Viola's film "The Help" grossed twice as much as Saldana's last two films, "Columbiana" and "The Words"-combined. So who's the hot property? And just think about it. If Viola Davis starred as "NINA," she'd put her foot in the pot and come up with yet another Oscar nomination if not an outright win. The publicity from that would drive up the box-office and DVD sales. 

They'd have a hit and a prestige picture in one. Or imagine if cultural genius Lauryn Hill had a notion to use this as a showy comeback vehicle-or if the ravishingly beautiful and hungry-for-a-chance newcomer Adepero Oduye (Pariah) got to dazzle us with her too often unemployed brilliance. But with Saldana, all the filmmakers have is unforgiving rage from the one group of people that can make this film flop simply by refusing to show up-Black women. And I can promise you right now, that's exactly what's going to happen.


Black American women are tired of the colorist Hollywood caste system. They love Nina Simone religiously. They know that Nina's daughter Simone was not asked to be a consultant or even contacted to give her blessing. They know the leading man that Nina falls in love with in the film was a strict homosexual in real life and that his reality, too, is being erased for the purpose of making a quick buck instead of art with integrity. They aren't dumb enough to pay their hard earned money to be so degraded and erased from their own historical imprint. 

Cynthia Mort's film will flop, because enough of us have vowed to make it flop. But what a wasted opportunity! Imagine if they'd done this thing right and put the real "NINA" in the moan. Imagine if they hadn't rendered Nina invisible in her own story. With Viola Davis, Lauryn Hill or Yolanda Ross as Nina, it would have become a classic.




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Posted By: used2braid
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 3:47pm
Is it that deep though?Confused

The movie hasn't come out yet, maybe Zoe Saldana will play her well despite her the weird getup costume they put her in....


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Posted By: used2braid
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 3:48pm
Having Zoe Saldana play her will prob give the movie more publicity than if someone else was cast

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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 3:54pm
if somebody thinks Zoe Saldana is a box office draw....they are sadly mistaken.

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Posted By: used2braid
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 3:58pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

if somebody thinks Zoe Saldana is a box office draw....they are sadly mistaken.

Why do you say that? Just wondering.


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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:00pm
Originally posted by used2braid used2braid wrote:

Is it that deep though?Confused

The movie hasn't come out yet, maybe Zoe Saldana will play her well despite her the weird getup costume they put her in....

So...you dont get it? Here's a few points as to why this is all fcked up:

-Zoe Saldana, though a black woman, is donning blackface to play this role. If I have to explain to you why blackface is fcked up, there's no helping you, so you might as well stop reading this.

-Nina Simone, dark-skinned black woman, spent her entire career fighting against people who wanted/wished she was lighter and had thinner features, like Zoe Saldana has naturally. 

-Nina Simone's family does not support this movie, as the movie is basically a fictional story that does nothing but use Ms. Simone's name. How exactly does one take "artistic liscence" with the life of an actual person, and try to pass it off as a "biopic"?

-Nobody is questioning Zoe's capabilities, however, there are several actresses who are darker skinned who would at least aesthetically portray Nina more accurately. Hollywood seems to have no problem hiring darkskinned actors when they need villains, so why is it so hard to do now??


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:04pm
Originally posted by used2braid used2braid wrote:

Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

if somebody thinks Zoe Saldana is a box office draw....they are sadly mistaken.

Why do you say that? Just wondering.

what role have you ever seen her in where you thought "damn...Zoe was really good?"


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Posted By: Nijjah25
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:06pm
I approve of everything Kola Said..





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Posted By: iGotSunshine
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:07pm
Man lauryn would have been amazing


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by used2braid used2braid wrote:

Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

if somebody thinks Zoe Saldana is a box office draw....they are sadly mistaken.

Why do you say that? Just wondering.

what role have you ever seen her in where you thought "damn...Zoe was really good?"

LOL


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Posted By: morenaloca
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:09pm
self proclaimed latina? and she lost respect because she took the role?
Confused


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:10pm
YESSSSS! Some of you may see Kola as crazy, but that woman will speak the truth beautifully! Thank you Kola!

I agree with all points of this article!

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Posted By: PurrPoZe
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:10pm
Interesting...question, has there ever been a dark skinned black woman play the role of a light skinned black woman? thats what came to mind while reading this & shes wrong for teasing with the idea that lauryn hill could play nina..thats just plain wrong cus even though it would GENIUS AND bring black people out EVERYWHERE and lauryn is a pretty good actor, its never gonna happen Cry

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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:14pm
Originally posted by morenaloca morenaloca wrote:

self proclaimed latina? and she lost respect because she took the role?
Confused

that is strange bc Zoe has said that when she is in the DR they try to tell her she is not black and she is like yes i am.

however, she is also the same woman who said she cannot complain about racism in the movie industry bc the president is black.Confused

and in the same breathe will say that directors reject her by saying they're looking for a more traditional cast...or something like that....as a way of saying they dont want no coloreds.


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Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:15pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

what role have you ever seen her in where you thought "damn...Zoe was really good?"
Drumline, she was such a believable dancer/cheerleader.  It changed my life

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Posted By: blaquefoxx
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:16pm
Its really not that deep. Like really...its not worth writing articles full of senseless verbiage.

The bish just does not look like Nina. I'd like to believe that this is what most folks are raging about.

I wouldn't mind if they have used a Dominican or Puerto Rican actress that looks like Nina Simone. Just as long as they made the sh!t believableLOL


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Posted By: sugabanana
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:16pm
Can someone give me the testimony version of the summary???

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Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:16pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by morenaloca morenaloca wrote:

self proclaimed latina? and she lost respect because she took the role?
Confused

that is strange bc Zoe has said that when she is in the DR they try to tell her she is not black and she is like yes i am.

however, she is also the same woman who said she cannot complain about racism in the movie industry bc the president is black.Confused

and in the same breathe will say that directors reject her by saying they're looking for a more traditional cast...or something like that....as a way of saying they dont want no coloreds.
Confused

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Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:17pm
Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Can someone give me the testimony version of the summary???
kola cray

the end

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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:17pm
What movies has Zoe been in?
I can only think of two.


Posted By: blaquefoxx
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:19pm
Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Can someone give me the testimony version of the summary???
blah, blah, blah, nubian, blackness, negroidness, not black enough, capitalism, culture, colorism, blah, blah, blah, I'm mad


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Posted By: Ladybird0724
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:20pm
i get tired of Zoe. its like she tries too hard to tell people "yes, i'm black, but I can't complain about it b/c obama is prez." that line of thinking pisses me off...why does having a black president invalidate the racism/sexism in Hollywood, or anywhere? why does having him in office make you unable to speak out about it?

she's not a great actress...drumline and that one movie about the knock off Julliard was probably some of her best work tbh. 

casting zoe was a slap in the face b/c it basically goes against what nina was about, and I agree with that.



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Posted By: kaai
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:20pm
Originally posted by iGotSunshine iGotSunshine wrote:

Man lauryn would have been amazing



I agree!!!Clap


Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:21pm
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

What movies has Zoe been in?
I can only think of two.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1630029/" rel="nofollow - Avatar 2 ( http://www.imdb.com/r/legacy-inprod-name/title/tt1630029" rel="nofollow - announced )
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0098391" rel="nofollow - Neytiri (rumored)
2013 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2191526/" rel="nofollow - Star Trek (Video Game) ( http://www.imdb.com/r/legacy-inprod-name/title/tt2191526" rel="nofollow - announced )
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001462" rel="nofollow - Uhura (voice)
2013 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0493076/" rel="nofollow - Nina ( http://www.imdb.com/r/legacy-inprod-name/title/tt0493076" rel="nofollow - filming )
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0213731" rel="nofollow - Nina Simone
2013 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1747958/" rel="nofollow - Blood Ties ( http://www.imdb.com/r/legacy-inprod-name/title/tt1747958" rel="nofollow - post-production )
2013 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1408101/" rel="nofollow - Star Trek Into Darkness ( http://www.imdb.com/r/legacy-inprod-name/title/tt1408101" rel="nofollow - post-production )
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001462" rel="nofollow - Nyota Uhura
2013 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1206543/" rel="nofollow - Out of the Furnace ( http://www.imdb.com/r/legacy-inprod-name/title/tt1206543" rel="nofollow - post-production )
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0300965" rel="nofollow - Lena Warren
2012 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1840417/" rel="nofollow - The Words
Dora Jansen
2011 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1657507/" rel="nofollow - Colombiana
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0258958" rel="nofollow - Cataleya
2010 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135084/" rel="nofollow - Takers
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0261530" rel="nofollow - Lilly
2010 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1687235/" rel="nofollow - Idiots (video short)
Kaye
2010 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1283887/" rel="nofollow - Burning Palms
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0173925" rel="nofollow - Sarah Cotton
2010/I http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480255/" rel="nofollow - The Losers
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0149912" rel="nofollow - Aisha
2010 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1321509/" rel="nofollow - Death at a Funeral
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0187383" rel="nofollow - Elaine (as Zoë Saldaña)
2009 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549/" rel="nofollow - Avatar
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0098391" rel="nofollow - Neytiri (as Zoë Saldana)
2009 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796366/" rel="nofollow - Star Trek
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001462" rel="nofollow - Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)
2009 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0493451/" rel="nofollow - The Skeptic
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0142732" rel="nofollow - Cassie
2008 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443274/" rel="nofollow - Vantage Point
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0063825" rel="nofollow - Angie Jones (as Zoë Saldana)
2007/III http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0822791/" rel="nofollow - Blackout
Claudine
2006-2007 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0801427/" rel="nofollow - Six Degrees (TV series)
Regina
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0891152/" rel="nofollow - Slings and Arrows (2007)… http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0057957" rel="nofollow - Regina
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0878586/" rel="nofollow - What You Wish For (2006)… http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0057957" rel="nofollow - Regina
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0865249/" rel="nofollow - Masquerade (2006)… http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0057957" rel="nofollow - Regina
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0824178/" rel="nofollow - The Puncher (2006)… http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0057957" rel="nofollow - Regina
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0824179/" rel="nofollow - What Are the Odds? (2006)… http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0057957" rel="nofollow - Regina
2007 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465375/" rel="nofollow - After Sex
Kat
2006 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455841/" rel="nofollow - The Heart Specialist
Donna
2006 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451166/" rel="nofollow - Premium
Charli
2005 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0434172/" rel="nofollow - The Curse of Father Cardona
Flor (as Zoe Saldaña)
2005 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407732/" rel="nofollow - Dirty Deeds
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0058908" rel="nofollow - Rachel Buff (as Zoë Saldana)
2005 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372237/" rel="nofollow - Guess Who
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0013312" rel="nofollow - Theresa Jones (as Zoë Saldaña)
2005 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0315431/" rel="nofollow - Constellation
Rosa Boxer
2004 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339771/" rel="nofollow - Temptation
Annie
2004/I http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386504/" rel="nofollow - Haven
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0202728" rel="nofollow - Andrea
2004 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362227/" rel="nofollow - The Terminal
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0226616" rel="nofollow - Dolores Torres (as Zoë Saldana)
2004 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0203259/" rel="nofollow - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series)
Gabrielle Vega
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0629637/" rel="nofollow - Criminal (2004)… Gabrielle Vega
2003 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325980/" rel="nofollow - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001219" rel="nofollow - Anamaria
2002 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303933/" rel="nofollow - Drumline
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0013973" rel="nofollow - Laila (as Zoë Saldana)
2002/I http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275022/" rel="nofollow - Crossroads
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0176689" rel="nofollow - Kit (as Zoë Saldana)
2001 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275688/" rel="nofollow - Snipes
Cheryl
2001 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0192071/" rel="nofollow - Get Over It
Maggie (as Zoë Saldana)
2000 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210616/" rel="nofollow - Center Stage
Eva (as Zoë Saldana)
1999 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098844/" rel="nofollow - Law & Order (TV series)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0629342/" rel="nofollow - Merger (1999) (uncredited)


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Posted By: used2braid
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:23pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

Originally posted by used2braid used2braid wrote:

Is it that deep though?Confused

The movie hasn't come out yet, maybe Zoe Saldana will play her well despite her the weird getup costume they put her in....

So...you dont get it? Here's a few points as to why this is all fcked up:

-Zoe Saldana, though a black woman, is donning blackface to play this role. If I have to explain to you why blackface is fcked up, there's no helping you, so you might as well stop reading this.

-Nina Simone, dark-skinned black woman, spent her entire career fighting against people who wanted/wished she was lighter and had thinner features, like Zoe Saldana has naturally. 

-Nina Simone's family does not support this movie, as the movie is basically a fictional story that does nothing but use Ms. Simone's name. How exactly does one take "artistic liscence" with the life of an actual person, and try to pass it off as a "biopic"?

-Nobody is questioning Zoe's capabilities, however, there are several actresses who are darker skinned who would at least aesthetically portray Nina more accurately. Hollywood seems to have no problem hiring darkskinned actors when they need villains, so why is it so hard to do now??

Hey, Hey I get it.

I'm just saying that movies like Just Wright, Most Tyler Perry movies, Think like a man, are meant to appeal to the black audiences. I don't know about you but those movies don't do too well here (white folk city). It's only movies like "Dream Girls" and ""Ray Charles" that have become popular because of the main cast; Jamie Foxx and Beyonce. Even the horrible movie "Obsessed" was a hit in the box office because Beyonce was the main woman.

In order to make this movie a "hit" then they kinda have to throw in a black chick that's more common than others. Does it really have to be about race??


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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:23pm
Originally posted by Midna Midna wrote:

YESSSSS! Some of you may see Kola as crazy, but that woman will speak the truth beautifully! Thank you Kola!

I agree with all points of this article!

I dont fck with Kola like that because she spends her free time sh*tting on African American women (black maids, N****rstock, and all that jazz). However, a broken koo koo clock is right twice a day. 


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:23pm
Originally posted by Bunnyahh Bunnyahh wrote:

Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by morenaloca morenaloca wrote:

self proclaimed latina? and she lost respect because she took the role?
Confused

that is strange bc Zoe has said that when she is in the DR they try to tell her she is not black and she is like yes i am.

however, she is also the same woman who said she cannot complain about racism in the movie industry bc the president is black.Confused

and in the same breathe will say that directors reject her by saying they're looking for a more traditional cast...or something like that....as a way of saying they dont want no coloreds.
Confused

why the face? these are statements she has made


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Posted By: Addicted19034
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:25pm
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

What movies has Zoe been in?
I can only think of two.
 
i remember columbiana
she had a small role in vantage point
 
 
tbh thats all i can remember
 
she has a movie with bradley cooper coming out but that looks boring
 


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:25pm
thanks bunny. i`d forgotten how many films she was in. i guess i`ll go back and read the article now....

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Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:26pm
I like it when the actress can actually since the songs believably ... like Cissy Spacek in Coal Miner's Daughter

Zoe doesn't have the resonance or depth to play Nina Simone 


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:26pm
Originally posted by Addicted19034 Addicted19034 wrote:

Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

What movies has Zoe been in?
I can only think of two.
 
i remember columbiana
she had a small role in vantage point
 
 
tbh thats all i can remember
 
she has a movie with bradley cooper coming out but that looks boring
 

girl that came out and left the theatres. lol


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:28pm
The story is fictional so I don't even know why they went through the trouble of all the hair and makeup....
They could have just made it a regular romantic drama or whatever.


Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:29pm
bhm ate my post

did Kola's "show" ever kick off?


Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:30pm
Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

thanks bunny. i`d forgotten how many films she was in. i guess i`ll go back and read the article now....
ur welcome, but 90% of her roles I never even heard ofLOL  I guess most of her movies aren't really popular

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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:32pm
Originally posted by used2braid used2braid wrote:

 
Hey, Hey I get it.

I'm just saying that movies like Just Wright, Most Tyler Perry movies, Think like a man, are meant to appeal to the black audiences. I don't know about you but those movies don't do too well here (white folk city). It's only movies like "Dream Girls" and ""Ray Charles" that have become popular because of the main cast; Jamie Foxx and Beyonce. Even the horrible movie "Obsessed" was a hit in the box office because Beyonce was the main woman.

In order to make this movie a "hit" then they kinda have to throw in a black chick that's more common than others. Does it really have to be about race??

They could've used Viola Davis. After The Help, white people love them some Viola Davis. She fits the description more accurately, and I believe her abilities outweigh Zoe's. No blackface necessary. 

They could've gotten a big name actor to play her fictional love interest. 

Hell, they could've filmed the movie, taken it to Cannes or Sundance, won a couple of awards, got Oprah to endorse it, and it would've been a hit using relatively unknown actors. 

Zoe Saldana isnt even "that chick" to be considered an "obvious choice" just yet. 

ETA: What ever happened to that movie she was in with Bradley Cooper? Exactly. Stern Smile


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Posted By: Ladybird0724
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:33pm
oh well i blocked out 'star trek' b/c i hated her uhura but that was just as much abrams/the writer's fault as much as hers. and pocahontas in space avatar...maybe after the next one she should just retire from acting. she'll have enough $. 

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Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:35pm





Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:36pm
Viola Davis now that makes sense


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:36pm
Originally posted by Ladybird0724 Ladybird0724 wrote:

i get tired of Zoe. its like she tries too hard to tell people "yes, i'm black, but I can't complain about it b/c obama is prez." that line of thinking pisses me off...why does having a black president invalidate the racism/sexism in Hollywood, or anywhere? why does having him in office make you unable to speak out about it?

she's not a great actress...drumline and that one movie about the knock off Julliard was probably some of her best work tbh. 

casting zoe was a slap in the face b/c it basically goes against what nina was about, and I agree with that.



As if Obama and his family don't experience ridiculous amount of disrespect for their race. Sleepy People still try to use that man as an excuse to racism when he himself is not impervious to experiencing it?


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Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:36pm
Originally posted by Ladybird0724 Ladybird0724 wrote:

i get tired of Zoe. its like she tries too hard to tell people "yes, i'm black, but I can't complain about it b/c obama is prez." that line of thinking pisses me off...why does having a black president invalidate the racism/sexism in Hollywood, or anywhere? why does having him in office make you unable to speak out about it?

she's not a great actress...drumline and that one movie about the knock off Julliard was probably some of her best work tbh. 

casting zoe was a slap in the face b/c it basically goes against what nina was about, and I agree with that.


 
And that's the bottomline. Her appearance and her politics were so fundamental to who she was. If they didn't want to tackle that, they might have well not have done this movie at all. However, I'm not sure that this movie will flop solely on account of black audiences not flocking to see it. I don't think it was meant with black audiences in mind when it was made in the first place. It will probably flop because I expect Zoe to be not very believable in it. Mind you, she could surprise us but I doubt it. The makeup and prosthetics is already fuccing this up


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:39pm
Originally posted by used2braid used2braid wrote:

Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

Originally posted by used2braid used2braid wrote:

Is it that deep though?Confused

The movie hasn't come out yet, maybe Zoe Saldana will play her well despite her the weird getup costume they put her in....

So...you dont get it? Here's a few points as to why this is all fcked up:

-Zoe Saldana, though a black woman, is donning blackface to play this role. If I have to explain to you why blackface is fcked up, there's no helping you, so you might as well stop reading this.

-Nina Simone, dark-skinned black woman, spent her entire career fighting against people who wanted/wished she was lighter and had thinner features, like Zoe Saldana has naturally. 

-Nina Simone's family does not support this movie, as the movie is basically a fictional story that does nothing but use Ms. Simone's name. How exactly does one take "artistic liscence" with the life of an actual person, and try to pass it off as a "biopic"?

-Nobody is questioning Zoe's capabilities, however, there are several actresses who are darker skinned who would at least aesthetically portray Nina more accurately. Hollywood seems to have no problem hiring darkskinned actors when they need villains, so why is it so hard to do now??

Hey, Hey I get it.

I'm just saying that movies like Just Wright, Most Tyler Perry movies, Think like a man, are meant to appeal to the black audiences. I don't know about you but those movies don't do too well here (white folk city). It's only movies like "Dream Girls" and ""Ray Charles" that have become popular because of the main cast; Jamie Foxx and Beyonce. Even the horrible movie "Obsessed" was a hit in the box office because Beyonce was the main woman.

In order to make this movie a "hit" then they kinda have to throw in a black chick that's more common than others. Does it really have to be about race??


Yes. Because America is not over race. I don't know if you've noticed, but the mainstream media has a very obvious preference for blacks of a lighter complexion and mixed heritage. It makes it harder for darker-skinned actors and actresses- actresses in particular.

When it comes to black, they don't want "too black." And if they want "blacker," it seems their new option is to get someone who isn't "too black" and black her up. It's disgusting.


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Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:42pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

Originally posted by used2braid used2braid wrote:

 
Hey, Hey I get it.

I'm just saying that movies like Just Wright, Most Tyler Perry movies, Think like a man, are meant to appeal to the black audiences. I don't know about you but those movies don't do too well here (white folk city). It's only movies like "Dream Girls" and ""Ray Charles" that have become popular because of the main cast; Jamie Foxx and Beyonce. Even the horrible movie "Obsessed" was a hit in the box office because Beyonce was the main woman.

In order to make this movie a "hit" then they kinda have to throw in a black chick that's more common than others. Does it really have to be about race??

They could've used Viola Davis. After The Help, white people love them some Viola Davis. She fits the description more accurately, and I believe her abilities outweigh Zoe's. No blackface necessary. 

They could've gotten a big name actor to play her fictional love interest. 

Hell, they could've filmed the movie, taken it to Cannes or Sundance, won a couple of awards, got Oprah to endorse it, and it would've been a hit using relatively unknown actors. 

Zoe Saldana isnt even "that chick" to be considered an "obvious choice" just yet. 

ETA: What ever happened to that movie she was in with Bradley Cooper? Exactly. Stern Smile
 
I agree 100%. I mean, the choice was SOOOO OBVIOUS. The first thing I thought when I heard of this casting is why on earth didn't they pick HER??? She looks the part AND she's a phenomenal actress AND she's oscar nominated. But then again, maybe she would not want to get involved anyway, considering that this supposed "biopic" is complete fabrication


Posted By: Sleek
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:45pm
I don't like Zoe nvr have........and yes this movie was not made for black audiences and yes Zoe is  the "official" black girl when casting for a black role in their eyes.....dummies I know tons of females who look and would play the hell out of Nina but its not what we think its what the $ can produce.


Posted By: Ladybird0724
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:46pm
Originally posted by Midna Midna wrote:

Originally posted by Ladybird0724 Ladybird0724 wrote:

i get tired of Zoe. its like she tries too hard to tell people "yes, i'm black, but I can't complain about it b/c obama is prez." that line of thinking pisses me off...why does having a black president invalidate the racism/sexism in Hollywood, or anywhere? why does having him in office make you unable to speak out about it?

she's not a great actress...drumline and that one movie about the knock off Julliard was probably some of her best work tbh. 

casting zoe was a slap in the face b/c it basically goes against what nina was about, and I agree with that.



As if Obama and his family don't experience ridiculous amount of disrespect for their race. Sleepy People still try to use that man as an excuse to racism when he himself is not impervious to experiencing it?


exactly...its that same line of thinking that b/c we have obama in office we live in some "post racial" society when it is anything but. everytime she opens her mouth and says something like that, she perpetuates that and it is annoying.




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Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 4:58pm
It's funny, I actually like Zoe Saldana and she probably feels like she's in a damn if I do, damn I don't situation. She is half columbian and she got all kinds of flack from Columbians for not being light enough for Columbiana and now she's not dark enough. I get the feeling that due to her background, she herself is somewhat confused as to racial issues. But hey, for her to go to the Dominican Republic and insist to the press that she is indeed a black woman is probably somewhat of a milestone (no sarcasm, just sayin')


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:07pm
She's Puerto Rican and Dominican, not Colombian. 

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Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:11pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

She's Puerto Rican and Dominican, not Colombian. 
 
Oh, ok. My point was that it must have been odd for her to have people say that she does not look Columbian and to get dissed even by the president of that country. There are columbians who look like her. So I'm assuming that she's probably upset by folks now telling her that she's not dark enough to play Nina. From the things that she has said publicly, I get the sense that she would not be able to grasp why the opposition is so strong to her playing Nina even if you drew her a picture. She probably doesn't get it.


Posted By: Flowing-Ice
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:19pm
she's right. that sh*t is disgusting and rather insulting. 
are dark-skin women in some far off planet? 

they had to paint her and sh*t. eeeek. Dead


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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:27pm
Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

She's Puerto Rican and Dominican, not Colombian. 
 
Oh, ok. My point was that it must have been odd for her to have people say that she does not look Columbian and to get dissed even by the president of that country. There are columbians who look like her. So I'm assuming that she's probably upset by folks now telling her that she's not dark enough to play Nina. From the things that she has said publicly, I get the sense that she would not be able to grasp why the opposition is so strong to her playing Nina even if you drew her a picture. She probably doesn't get it.

I dont know why, though. I feel like she's being willfully ignorant if she "doesnt get it."  

Color issues arent some well kept secret. If she felt some sort of way about what Colombians said about her, then she should understand the concerns of black americans.


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Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:32pm
IA with most everyone in this thread including the Kola letter.

I was truly done with it all when I saw her in black face, prosthetic nose and fake lips.



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Posted By: laceyfront
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:37pm
Originally posted by Bunnyahh Bunnyahh wrote:

Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

what role have you ever seen her in where you thought "damn...Zoe was really good?"
Drumline, she was such a believable dancer/cheerleader.  It changed my life
LOLLOLLOL


Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:38pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

She's Puerto Rican and Dominican, not Colombian. 
 
Oh, ok. My point was that it must have been odd for her to have people say that she does not look Columbian and to get dissed even by the president of that country. There are columbians who look like her. So I'm assuming that she's probably upset by folks now telling her that she's not dark enough to play Nina. From the things that she has said publicly, I get the sense that she would not be able to grasp why the opposition is so strong to her playing Nina even if you drew her a picture. She probably doesn't get it.

I dont know why, though. I feel like she's being willfully ignorant if she "doesnt get it."  

Color issues arent some well kept secret. If she felt some sort of way about what Colombians said about her, then she should understand the concerns of black americans.
 
Meh. She's afro-latina. Half dominican. A culture that sends out a lot of mixed signals on the topic of race. Which is why I said that for her to actually insist to the dominican press that she is indeed a black woman is a big deal itself and that probably has to do with her being raised in the U.S. They don't even like to admit that they have african blood at all. I don't think she's being deliberately ignorant, I really don't think she fully gets it. Or maybe she does and she just wants the moneyy.


Posted By: mrshairdo
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:40pm
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

What movies has Zoe been in?
I can only think of two.

lol she was in the highest grossing movie of all time


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Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:41pm
Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

What movies has Zoe been in?
I can only think of two.

lol she was in the highest grossing movie of all time
 
I'm pretty sure I don't remember her in Titanic


Posted By: Flowing-Ice
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:43pm
Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

What movies has Zoe been in?
I can only think of two.

lol she was in the highest grossing movie of all time
 
I'm pretty sure I don't remember her in Titanic

the movie where they painted her into the exotical blue thing. LOL


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Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:44pm
Originally posted by Flowing-Ice Flowing-Ice wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

What movies has Zoe been in?
I can only think of two.

lol she was in the highest grossing movie of all time
 
I'm pretty sure I don't remember her in Titanic

the movie where they painted her into the exotical blue thing. LOL
 
Wasn't aware Avatar had surpassed Titanic in sales


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:46pm
Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by Flowing-Ice Flowing-Ice wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

What movies has Zoe been in?
I can only think of two.

lol she was in the highest grossing movie of all time
 
I'm pretty sure I don't remember her in Titanic

the movie where they painted her into the exotical blue thing. LOL
 
Wasn't aware Avatar had surpassed Titanic in sales

It's #1, Titanic is #2.
Adjusted for inflation, Avatar is #2, Titanic is #4.


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Posted By: mrshairdo
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:46pm
that's because titanic isn't the highest grossing anymore since avatar

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Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:48pm
lol



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Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:48pm
Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

that's because titanic isn't the highest grossing anymore since avatar
Like I said, didn't know that. But I wonder if people make the connection between that blue exotic thing she was playing and her. It was animated, after all


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:49pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:


Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:


Originally posted by Flowing-Ice Flowing-Ice wrote:


Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:


Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:



Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

What movies has Zoe been in?
I can only think of two.


lol she was in the highest grossing movie of all time


 
I'm pretty sure I don't remember her in Titanic


the movie where they painted her into the exotical blue thing. LOL

 
Wasn't aware Avatar had surpassed Titanic in sales


It's #1, Titanic is #2.
Adjusted for inflation, Avatar is #2, Titanic is #4.
whats number one and three and five after the adjustments

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Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:50pm
Star wars is #1 right?

I need this thread derail so I don't have to think about black face zoe.


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:52pm
well if Avatar is an indication her best work is when she has on a mask. i guess this is her new thing.

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Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:52pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Star wars is #1 right?

I need this thread derail so I don't have to think about black face zoe.
 
LOLLOLLOL


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:54pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

 
It's #1, Titanic is #2.
Adjusted for inflation, Avatar is #2, Titanic is #4.
whats number one and three and five after the adjustments

1-Gone With The Wind
2-Avatar
3-Star Wars (episode 4)
4-Titanic
5-The Sound of Music

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films" rel="nofollow - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films


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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:55pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

well if Avatar is an indication her best work is when she has on a mask. i guess this is her new thing.




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Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:55pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

 
It's #1, Titanic is #2.
Adjusted for inflation, Avatar is #2, Titanic is #4.
whats number one and three and five after the adjustments

1-Gone With The Wind
2-Avatar
3-Star Wars (episode 4)
4-Titanic
5-The Sound of Music

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films" rel="nofollow - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films
 
Gone with the wind???? Sheit. Information I could have done without.
@Carolina cutie: Bet you'd rather go back to thinking of black face Zoe at this point LOL


Posted By: mrshairdo
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:56pm
Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

that's because titanic isn't the highest grossing anymore since avatar
Like I said, didn't know that. But I wonder if people make the connection between that blue exotic thing she was playing and her. It was animated, after all

wasn't animated, she actually did all the moves and stuff...there's video of them doing it...the facial expressions, everything, it wasn't just a voice over, they had to act it all out


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Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:57pm
Sigh, sure do JP.DeadLOL

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Posted By: mrshairdo
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:58pm
im sure they make the connection cuz she was at the premieres and everything

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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 5:59pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Sigh, sure do JP.DeadLOL

LOL
It's okay, CC. We can just pretend Gone With The Wind never exsisted. This whole thread is about ignoring history, so sh*t, if Zoe can do it, we can tooStern Smile


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Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 6:00pm
Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

that's because titanic isn't the highest grossing anymore since avatar
Like I said, didn't know that. But I wonder if people make the connection between that blue exotic thing she was playing and her. It was animated, after all

wasn't animated, she actually did all the moves and stuff...there's video of them doing it...the facial expressions, everything, it wasn't just a voice over, they had to act it all out
 
I actually saw that movie. Didn't make a huge impression on me because I barely remember it, to the point that I don't actually see her in a mask in my mind, I see her as a cartoon character... It was a somewhat interesting social commentary but nothing to write home about. Her performance wasn't exactly stellar. But that's just me. Contrary to a lot of folks, I actually liked her in Star Trek.


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 6:01pm
Skittles Fun Fact: I've never seen Pocahontas in Space, I mean,  Avatar. Not even on bootleg. Never piqued my interests, and I rather enjoy fantasy/sci-fi movies. I guess I just knew it was fcukery.

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Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 6:02pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Sigh, sure do JP.DeadLOL

LOL
It's okay, CC. We can just pretend Gone With The Wind never exsisted. This whole thread is about ignoring history, so sh*t, if Zoe can do it, we can tooStern Smile
I feel better now.LOL




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Posted By: Ladybird0724
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 6:02pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

Skittles Fun Fact: I've never seen Pocahontas in Space, I mean,  Avatar. Not even on bootleg. Never piqued my interests, and I rather enjoy fantasy/sci-fi movies. I guess I just knew it was fcukery.


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 6:03pm
Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

im sure they make the connection cuz she was at the premieres and everything


girl ask 10 people who were the real actors in that movie and they will give u this




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Posted By: BoutThatLife
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 6:09pm
I really like kola's convictions. Zoe is not right for the part.if you have to put on a costume to make yourself look blacker , why even cast her at all

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Posted By: Flowing-Ice
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 6:17pm
i liked that movie. it was cool. 
i didn't know who was in it, except for sue's twin (from glee) with the red hair. 


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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 6:19pm
Originally posted by Ladybird0724 Ladybird0724 wrote:

Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

Skittles Fun Fact: I've never seen Pocahontas in Space, I mean,  Avatar. Not even on bootleg. Never piqued my interests, and I rather enjoy fantasy/sci-fi movies. I guess I just knew it was fcukery.


you aren't missing out.

LOLI figured. Everytime I say that, I dont get the reactions I do when I tell people that I've never seen Star Wars or New Jack City. 


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Posted By: Sleek
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 6:25pm

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Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 6:47pm
Loved Zoe in After Sex! Best lesbian scene ever ClapLOL

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Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 6:57pm
was camille mentioned yet


Posted By: mrshairdo
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 7:09pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by mrshairdo mrshairdo wrote:

im sure they make the connection cuz she was at the premieres and everything


girl ask 10 people who were the real actors in that movie and they will give u this



lol i definitely disagree


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Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 7:29pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:


Skittles Fun Fact: I've never seen Pocahontas in Space, I mean,  Avatar. Not even on bootleg. Never piqued my interests, and I rather enjoy fantasy/sci-fi movies. I guess I just knew it was fcukery.


It's alright. BEAUTIFULLY ANOMATED, VISUALLY STUNNING, decent plot.

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Posted By: PRnena
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 7:31pm
Meh

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Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 7:32pm
Originally posted by Nijjah25 Nijjah25 wrote:

I approve of everything Kola Said..





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Posted By: zolloh
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 7:38pm
The writing in the OP is horrendous 


Posted By: 305bgirl
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 9:06pm
Originally posted by Ladybird0724 Ladybird0724 wrote:

i get tired of Zoe. its like she tries too hard to tell people "yes, i'm black, but I can't complain about it b/c obama is prez." that line of thinking pisses me off...why does having a black president invalidate the racism/sexism in Hollywood, or anywhere? why does having him in office make you unable to speak out about it?

she's not a great actress...drumline and that one movie about the knock off Julliard was probably some of her best work tbh. 

casting zoe was a slap in the face b/c it basically goes against what nina was about, and I agree with that.

ConfusedThe knock off Julliard? It was about ABT. People from Julliard work to eventually make it into a company like ABT but carry on. #dancermoment


Posted By: 305bgirl
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 9:10pm
I liked Zoe before but now, not so much. She needs to know when it is ok to turn down a role. The Casting Director and Director did a horrible job. There are too many Black(non-mulatto,etc) women out there that they could've casted for this role. 


Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 9:26pm
People didn't go to see Avatar for Zoe ... and won't go to see the sequel for Zoe either

They tested her draw power with Columbiana 

If she really wanted to commit to the role and be believable she could have tanned instead of the ridiculous makeup


Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 10:01pm
^^Good point. I didn't even care about Zoe playing Nina at first but you're right, rickyrose. Why didn't she just get a tan in order to show her dedication to getting into character? Every serious actor will go the extra mile to change their appearance to portray a particular role so why couldn't Zoe sit in the sun or under a tanning bed  for a few months? 

things that make you go hmmm.


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 10:19pm
did anyone sign the petition?

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Posted By: Lonisha87
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 10:39pm
I agree

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Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 10:43pm
Lonisha, you look so pretty in your wedding gown!Big smile

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Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 10:59pm
Zoe Saldana's complexion is not so far off from Nina's to where I think it's a big deal

As far as "thinner" features... I can agree that Zoe has a more refined face than Nina

I think the most prominent physical feature about Nina Simone's appearance was her round cheeks/full face... This is why I can envision Whoopi Goldberg in the role before I could envision Viola Davis

I think Kola and others just threw 'Lauryn Hill' in the mix because she is dark brown and a musician.
But we shouldn't take for granted that these women are of a similar complexion. Lauryn Hill has more 'delicate' features than Zoe does.

However, I do think Zoe has to do too much in order to come close to Nina's entire appearance (hair, face, complexion and no singing talent on top of that) and she's not even that good of an actress to make sense of the hassle


Posted By: teendiva
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 11:22pm
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:


Zoe Saldana's complexion is not so far off from Nina's to where I think it's a big deal

As far as "thinner" features... I can agree that Zoe has a more refined face than Nina

I think the most prominent physical feature about Nina Simone's appearance was her round cheeks/full face... This is why I can envision Whoopi Goldberg in the role before I could envision Viola Davis

I think Kola and others just threw 'Lauryn Hill' in the mix because she is dark brown and a musician.
But we shouldn't take for granted that these women are of a similar complexion. Lauryn Hill has more 'delicate' features than Zoe does.

However, I do think Zoe has to do too much in order to come close to Nina's entire appearance (hair, face, complexion and no singing talent on top of that) and she's not even that good of an actress to make sense of the hassle

I googled Yolanda Ross, who Boof mentioned in the "article," and she looks NOTHING like Nina.




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Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 11:42pm
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

 
As far as "thinner" features... I can agree that Zoe has a more refined face than Nina

Well damn, I guess my face is unrefined then...Ouch

Anyway, Zoe imo has a pretty wide nose but the rest of her face looks "Latina."

Nina is straight up regular black. They could have got a regular black person to do it. Plenty of us walking around.




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Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 11:43pm
Someone asked if a darker black woman has ever played a lighter black woman. Angela Basset played Tina Turner interestingly enough.

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Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: Nov 04 2012 at 11:51pm
man i thought people was just being mad just to be mad about zoe.. now that i see the pics. .shame just shame.. ugh...... Viola davis or whoopi and that's it should play NINA.. i will not be attending this movie.. and zoe ain't even light skin, people over here acting like black people's skin color is pitch black or sumthing LOL

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Posted By: sweet_n_stuff04
Date Posted: Nov 05 2012 at 12:01am
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:



So...you dont get it? Here's a few points as to why this is all fcked up:

-Zoe Saldana, though a black woman, is donning blackface to play this role. If I have to explain to you why blackface is fcked up, there's no helping you, so you might as well stop reading this.

-Nina Simone, dark-skinned black woman, spent her entire career fighting against people who wanted/wished she was lighter and had thinner features, like Zoe Saldana has naturally. 

-Nina Simone's family does not support this movie, as the movie is basically a fictional story that does nothing but use Ms. Simone's name. How exactly does one take "artistic liscence" with the life of an actual person, and try to pass it off as a "biopic"?

-Nobody is questioning Zoe's capabilities, however, there are several actresses who are darker skinned who would at least aesthetically portray Nina more accurately. Hollywood seems to have no problem hiring darkskinned actors when they need villains  maids, so why is it so hard to do now??


Fixed...still good points though


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