Sorry guys, I’ve just seen the ratings of the last episode of Still Star Crossed and I am very angry :
0.3 (-40%)/ 1.61 M (-18%).
Bitch ! I know the promo was non-existent and that some (racist) journalists brought the show down. I know May is a bad month to launch new series. I know ABC posponed the broadcast of the third episode because of sport which is a very bad way to boost a new TV program with no promotion !
But don’t tell me there are only 1.61 M black women in the United States to support Still Star Crossed !
Even in some famous black forum, I notice no support contrary to programs like Scandal, HTGAWM, Insecure, Empire or even Basketball Wives.
And don’t tell me Empire and Basketball Wives are better written than Still Star Crossed please !
For once there are dark skinned women in the forefront, with beautiful dresses, multiple fan-fiction friendly tropes and a lot of good actors, where is the support of the community or even people who loves good narrative?
So much people were pleasantly surprised in watching the show because of all the bad things they heard but clearly, is not enough to reverse things.
Next time people complain about colorism at Hollywood, I will remember the lack of support for Still Star Crossed.
For those who support SSC since the beginning, I think you can forget a second season.
Now, the only thing we can hope is that ABC shows the 7 episodes until the end and that Still Star Crossed may become a cult TV serie that we will never forget, like My-So-Called-Life, Firefly or Freeks and Geeks (only 1 season) with beautiful comments, analyze on our blogs and fun gifs.
i’m not gonna shut up about all these beautiful dark skinned women in black panther for a while okay? do you know how easy it would’ve been for them to pull a Classic Hollywood Maneuver and cast a bunch of light-medium brown skinned women in this movie and have darker skinned black women just sprinkle the background or be a part of the obvious enemy group? or to just conveniently place a light skinned black woman in the role of the eventual love interest or as ramonda, who is t'challa’s mother, an obvious role of power, like they could’ve easily shown us one of the 6 light skinned flavors of the year and they didn’t and i’m so fucking grateful, we are seeing dark skinned black women in a bunch of different roles, all serving different purposes and all obviously powerful and i’m living for it and this is all from a 2 minute TEASER trailer like this is amazing
Im tired of skinny white boys being the only gay couples in anything, like give me some black boys in love, give me trans boys of colour holding hands, give me dark skinned asian boys in love, give me some chubby boys holding hands, give me gay relationships where the boys have something other than a chiseled face and clear skin, give me gay relationships with boys who have acne and freckles and stretch marks, give me something else than skinny white boys making out shirtless p l e a s e
Dark Skin Appreciation Day 🌹 | Growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood I grew up feeling like my dark skin wasn’t beautiful. I grew up being so insecure hating my black features! But I’ve grown to love myself and my Hershey skin! I’m the darkest in my family and I love myself! And I want little boys and girls to see their skin as gold. Flaunt it and love it!