Today I was mentioned in an article regarding women of color in film. The theory was regarding Hollywood's bias toward light skinned women versus the darker skinned actors. She (the author of the article) feels we who happen to be mixed and light skinned are preferred by Hollywood or the powers that be. Of course I think this depends on the role. Maybe she has a point when it regards the opposite sex and or the interracial combination, maybe. Personally as a light skinned sister I have noticed that darker woman who are large seem to be written for they show up in everything and they make up a lot of the smaller character roles in content. In other words I am referring to the Lorretta Devine type roles BBW who are often sassy and usually not very sexual but if they are sexual they almost never cross over the race divide.
Imagine we are still so obsessed with good hair. It really comes down to "hair". This interracial sensitivity. Who has good hair versus the "weave" or the nappy head.
Personally I think she has a point this writer there is a bias. It starts with the blond Caucasian both men and women and digresses in popularity there. The ethnic woman of age is the last one to be considered we just get crumbs. Age and race and sexuality a lethal combo one much ignored.
It makes me sad but hey no complaining here. I have had a brilliant time and who knows what I have left to do in film (I have no idea) some moments I feel like there is a lot more. Other moments I can see never stepping in front of a camera again.
It's not my business to worry about it. It feel out of my control everything in my life.
I do think it's fascinating how we divide and separate. I think we are animals and we function as if.
I think there is nothing wrong with a preference or preferences. Its what makes life sweet, we get to choose. I am keen on the Internet leveling the playing field a lot more. It feels like here we get an opportunity to circumvent the Hollywood Agent manager clique who in my opinion are extremely uncreative and clique-ish.
Like high school yet like high school I am not convinced being popular is such a cool thing.
In the long run.
Like the high school big man on campus who is a used car sales man today.
I think being an outlier has big benefits.
Of course I have to think that to maintain my dreams.