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  1. Those folks at It's a Wonderful Movie are probably crying over Hallmark announcing their first gay romance.
  2. I liked Love by Accident. It moved very quickly but so do Harlequin novels and this was based off one. I thought the couple had good chemistry. Wasn't sure where they would go in the second half with the fake relationship being exposed earlier but they really dove into their childhood traumas.
  3. Hallmark did not need 3 channels. As is they don't do enough with Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Why don't they do Christmas mysteries for one? During the holiday season it's basically an extra channel for the movies they can't squeeze in on the main channel.
  4. How many of those people are highly mixed? You and I both know those features are not the feature the majority of Black people you see have. Every time the issue is brought up about lack of casting dark skinned Black women someone light skinned wants to bring out the all shades argument instead of just acknowledging casting directors like to cast biracial women because they are closer to whiteness.
  5. Most Black women do not look like them and I'm so tired of people jumping in and saying this in their defense. It's an excuse for producers to always choose that look.
  6. I hope with this new CEO comes real change in the stagnant content on Hallmark.
  7. I knew Laura was biracial from the time I saw her on One Life to Live. Biracial doesn't equal lightskinned and I've seen quite a few biracials with her look. I could tell Kylie was mixed too with her loose hair and angular features.
  8. The only young light skinned Black actress I can name really getting big roles is Storm Reid. The rest are all biracial. It's not just colorism it's also featurism too. And even sometimes when they hire someone more brown they'll still go with the biracial girl like Laura Harrier or Kylie Bunbury and we're just supposed to accept it.
  9. Latino is not a race. Most of these "white passing" ones are just white. Spaniards are white people. The latino parent usually has a high percentage of Spanish blood in them. As far as Alexandra Shipp she did get alot of heat for playing Aaliyah. And these Hollywood casting knows the different between a biracial woman and a Black woman. They will just constantly choose the woman closer to whiteness.
  10. They're afraid conservatives will bitch. I remember a few years ago UP TV had a Christmas movie where the woman was trying hard to get this man to fall for her so she could get married to take over the family business. He told her he wasn't into her because he's gay and the folks over at It's a Wonderful Movie blog deemed the film not family-friendly and condemned it because of that. All because a character said he's gay. They felt it would corrupt their children. But two straight people can kiss.
  11. It's not better than nothing. Either go in or don't bother. Tip toeing around people being gay in a movie doesn't fly in 2020.
  12. Everyone who laughed and let those microaggressions against her fly needs to be dragged. Include Gosselar and Meyer since they weren't newbies.
  13. Actress Dana Davis who is also the author of 3 young adult novels and the upcoming memoir of veteran soap opera actress Melody Thomas Scott spoke recently about her Blacklisting experience in an interview with her literary agency. The show was Franklin & Bash. http://www.triadaus.com/romanandjewel.html Triada: Currently, there are protests and demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism going on across the country and world. Could you say more about Hollywood's part in systemic racism? Dana L. Davis: There are many moments, but one stands out above them all. I was once working on a TV show as a series regular where I wore a Black Barbie shirt to work. The shirt featured a Black Barbie with a beautiful fro. When someone commented that my character should wear her hair like that, the executive producer of the show said, to a room full of cast and crew, “No. We don’t want this character to be ghetto.” And everyone laughed. I was humiliated. This same executive producer was writing storylines for my character that I felt to be stereotypical and degrading. When I approached him about it, and also that I wanted my character to be a more integral part of the show and not the Black sidekick, he basically said if I didn’t like what he was creating, I could leave the show. So when I did exactly that, I left the show, he trashed my name to the network and around Hollywood. Certain casting directors refused to even see me because of the terrible things this man said about me, and the network has never worked with me again. A network I love. I never got to tell the network my side of the story which was heartbreaking. One time, a producer wrote a line where a character pulled out my hair and my character was supposed to scream, “Ow! You pulled out my weave!” I was the only Black girl in the scene and I refused to say the line. It was degrading. I stood up for myself and my career suffered because of it. It’s not fair. White actors do it all the time. But as a Black actor, I was labeled difficult because I wanted a voice. I deserved one. I still do. But this is how Hollywood behaves. I hope it changes. I hope this new Civil Rights Movement creates change. We need it.
  14. I like Sisters of the Groom so I'm down for a rewatch
  15. I wasn't a fan of Groomzilla when I originally watched it
  16. Yeah I tried read the first book in the series and couldn't get behind it. And the rest of the books per reading recaps sound traumatic as hell. And to think that was one of the very few books black teens had from a British author for a long time. At least British authors are slowly making some progress. Plus it bothers me that there's that whole interracial relationship to prove something as if those actually do anything towards race relations.
  17. I tried watching Noughts and Crosses but it just felt like a story to show white people how racism is wrong but flipping the script.
  18. Didn't realize I posted it in the wrong thread. I follow alot of authors on Twitter and the authors tweets kept popping up in my timeline. The book is tween about Tessa working with her aunt Cleo. The movie is about Aunt Cleo. The way Hallmark always boasts about being family friendly I'm surprised they didn't keep it true to the book.
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