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‘Black While Funny & Female’ 18 of our favorite actresses for LA Times

Aisha Tyler, Tracee Ellis Ross, Loretta Devine, Tichina Arnold, Regina Hall, Erica Ash, Loni Love, Retta, Sheryl Underwood, Tiffany Haddish, Rainab Joshnson, Amanda Seales, Sherri Sheperd, Kym Whitley, Yvette Nicole Brown, Luenell, Yvonne Orji and Marsai Martin

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“With Satine, we needed to make it clear that this is the most beautiful woman in Paris. Admittedly, Nicole is already very beautiful, but she may not be everybody’s idea of ideal beauty, so we needed to make it clear with the costumes’ signs and symbols that that’s who she was. We looked to Hollywood’s glamour heroines like Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo - all sexually available to the men in the movies but emotionally very unavailable, and we looked at how that manifested itself in their clothing. Their wardrobes tended to be very graphic, unfussy, dramatic in their colour choice. We then used that.” - Catherine Martin (costume designer for Moulin Rouge!)

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Black while funny and female: 18 comedic actresses on working in Hollywood
Eighteen funny ladies on the challenges of being black in Hollywood.

Making it in Hollywood is no easy feat, and doing so as a woman is even more difficult. If that woman is black — or Latina or Asian or otherwise nonwhite — the odds just aren’t in her favor.

But with the release of “Girls Trip,” four black women — Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish — attempt a takeover of the buddy comedy, possibly the first time black women have led such a picture.

One reason as to why? The number of black women thought to be able to carry a studio-backed film is slim, and there hasn’t been a bona-fide black female comedic superstar since Whoopi Goldberg.

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GREAT NEWS PARODIES “BAD BLOOD” THIS THURSDAY

I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH

Racebent Pride and Prejudice

Okay @honnleathlion I started thinking about my “all y’all don’t gotta be white” Pride and Prejudice cast here’s what I came up with! Please excuse the shitty format of the post I have no idea how to make gifsets or this would have been pretty for you <3

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Octavia Spencer as Mrs. Bennet

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Laurence Fishburn as Mr. Bennet

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Sonequa Martin-Green as Jane Bennet

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Nathalie Emmanuel as Elizabeth Bennet

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