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Brazil TV - White Woman Becomes Black Woman To Live Out Fantasy Of Having Sex w/ Black Man

by Courtney
December 23, 2012 8:46 PM
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Aline Moraes

I suppose the suggestion here is that, if the world were indeed coming to an end (referencing 12/21/2012), this would be one thing on every white woman's to-do list - screw a black man. But not only that, they would darken their skin, and wear afro wigs, seemingly to to embody and experience the moment as black women... or something like that. 

I don't really know what to do with this, so I'll just report the story and let you guys discuss and break it down. Or it could just be that I'm numb.

The news comes courtesy of our friends at the Black Women Of Brazil blog, whom we've linked to several times in the past:

Globo TV tries to spread the in-vogue belief in the end of the world on the cabalistic day of 12/21/2012, a touch of anticipated spectacle on the couch. In its parody of the end of the world on TV, the series "Como aproveitar o fim do mundo" ("How to take advantage of the end of the world") presents an episode in which a white actress, Aline Moraes, is made up as a black woman in order to accomplish one of her “last desires”: to fuck a black man. I used the word “fuck” because I find it more consistent with the final moment in time, straight up with no sweetener or false morality! After all, she only has a short time to accomplish the act. In the minds of the authors, by the fictional scene they created, this is one of those things that they believe some white women want at the last minute. The critical conclusion that they ultimately reached is consistent with the policy and standard imagery that Globo TV and its clan of writers commonly produce and exhibit through racist stereotypes offered to the public as entertainment.

The photo diptych above is of the actress made up as a black woman, and as herself.

I believe we've seen episodes in the media in which white people have "gone undecover" or pretended to be black people, usually to expose racism within some institution. But nothing quite like this (which is scripted, by the way).

I guess this was supposed to be funny?

So many layers; so many questions, like why does she have to "become" a black woman to fulfill her bucket list fantasy of screwing a black man? Interracial relationships aren't uncommon in Brazil. It's not like we're talking about an era in which interracial coupling was practically a crime punishable by death.

Like I said, is the point here to suggest that by "becoming" a black woman, the experience would be more "genuine," or that maybe black men would treat her differently in bed because they see a black woman (even though she's not), than they would if they knew they were having sex with a white woman? 

Or is this just to stir up controversy and attract eyeballs?

From what I understand about representations of blacks in Brazil in the media, depictions are limited and narrowly-defined (not-so unlike here in the USA, although it's worse), which is problematic when you consider how significant the African-descendant population is in that country (compared to the USA).

I'd like to believe that something like this wouldn't fly here in the USA, but who knows - especially when you're essentially powerless, or at least it seems that way.

I should note that we haven't seen the episode here in the USA, so I'm going based on what the Black Women Of Brazil have to say about it. In theory, the idea could fly as a work of satire, let's say, maybe offering some critique or commentary on stereotypes, fetishism, the exotification of groups, and more. But from all I've read about the episode, and Globo TV, it doesn't sound like it's satire, unfortunately.

But you should read the full report on this Globo TV fiasco, by visiting the Black Women In Brazil blog HERE. They ask and try to answer some of the questions that come up, as well as give a little history on similar kinds of occurences on Brazilian TV, suggesting this isn't all that uncommon - although maybe this has been the most extreme so far.

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  • el stevo | June 2, 2013 11:47 AMReply

    A couple of comments, one from the article, and one from the comments section

    Anybody can sleep with a black man these days in privacy or public, this isn't the 17th century.

    It's not like we're talking about an era in which interracial coupling was practically a crime punishable by death.

    Interracial marriage was only decriminalised in 1967 in the USA.

  • Greg | December 30, 2012 4:57 AMReply

    I'll bet the Black folks who went to see (and enjoyed) Django Unchained would love to see this episode...and they would defend it as harmless entertainment.

  • Memette | January 13, 2013 7:05 PM

    To Greg: Apparently you are unaware of the outrage going on in the black community about Zoe Saldana black facing herself as a darker skinned black woman in order to play the role of Nina Simone. A lot of people were upset because rather than hire a woman with naturally darker features, they would rather darken up a light skinned actress. So I highly doubt that black people would cast this off as harmless entertainment.

  • Larry | December 29, 2012 6:06 PMReply

    What? Covering a face with black-face will never fool a Black person because once she turn around and show her butt - that would surely give her away.

  • mark | December 26, 2012 5:46 PMReply

    Yep, Brazil is really a racial paradise...of idiots.

  • browniegirl | December 25, 2012 2:15 AMReply

    How pathetic and racist, this idiot could have remained who she is and still have sex with a black man...obvious that this is some fantasy...MANDINGO bullshit! If I were a black man, I would be insulted. Then whites wonder why they are viewed as racist...I feel bad for decent, loving whites that have to endure such a label do to their racist and ignorant counterparts.

  • BROWNIEMAN | December 26, 2012 11:14 PM

    And I know just how to get back at her >:D

  • ALM | December 24, 2012 7:41 PMReply

    What is interesting is that the people who do Blackface never actually look like Africans or African Americans. They always look like Caucasian or fair skinned people of color putting on makeup to make fun of Black people. No Black person would actually think that the woman above was actually Black, so who is this makeup supposed to fool, Caucasian people? What's the verdict here? It seems as if blackface will not die, so are we just to ignore it at this point so that it won't get any additional press?

  • Hoji | December 24, 2012 8:26 AMReply

    The response as to why she had to "become" black could be because she was trying to avoid social criticism for "sleeping" with a black man as a white woman. It seems like white Brazilian society can be quite judgmental over a white woman sleeping with a black man, even though that might be the fantasy of many of them (it may be the forbidden fruit effect, or the believe that black men tend to be owners of a primordial physical energy that gathers high scores in sexual performance).

  • bondgirl | December 24, 2012 10:02 AM

    Your theory makes no sense...if it's the end of the world, why would she care about what society thinks? The purpose of sleeping with him in the first place is because it's on her bucket list, and she's about to kick the bucket along with everyone else. Anybody can sleep with a black man these days in privacy or public, this isn't the 17th century. This episode is nothing more than an offensive Freudian experience, by co-opting blackness. White women, above every other race, have always been obsessed with our looks and features. Just ask any black woman with natural hair how many WW at work touch their hair, or look at the recent pictures of Madonna and Miley Cyrus grabbing onto black women's asses. Yes, this series plays into racial stereotypes by using BW as a prop. Problem is, these are the stereotypes many black men love, so the usual loud voices will stay mum on this topic. I will say that I've often wondered if all the WW who dress as BW on Halloween stay in character when they're having sex with their men. They are a twisted bunch.

  • Daniel Delago | December 24, 2012 6:32 AMReply

    "Rest at pale evening...
    A tall slim tree...
    Night coming tenderly
    Black like me." - Langston Hughes poem "Dream Variations"

  • BluTopaz | December 24, 2012 1:34 AMReply

    The world would be a different place if millions of White people figure out why they are obsessed with and insecure about Black people. We already know why, but they need to get the answers themselves.

  • BluTopaz | December 24, 2012 3:20 PM

    If you are Black you should already know this. If you are White, figure it out on your own.

  • fass52 | December 24, 2012 1:53 PM

    Why are white people obsessed and insecure about black people?

  • The Mighty Quinn | December 24, 2012 12:36 AMReply

    All this time, I thought Brazil was more open and accepting of Black people, and if this clip is indicative of that, it could not be further from the truth. This is truly sad...

  • Miles Ellison | December 23, 2012 11:57 PMReply

    If she just wants to have sex with a black man, why is the blackface necessary? If it's supposed to be satire, what is being satirized? This just looks like an excuse to cork up and denigrate black women.

  • Ayanna Costa | December 23, 2012 11:25 PMReply

    Dumbest thing I've heard. White women don't need to become black women to have sex with black men, if anything maybe they won't have sex with her because she's a black women. Just saying, Plus as you stated we don't live in an era where interracial dating or sex is uncommon or that taboo anymore. Not to say that some people still don't have an issue with it, but people now days just do what they want. Plus as a black women it's offensive to see someone take on modern black face. Just stupid! Be Yourself!

  • VichusSmith | December 23, 2012 10:35 PMReply

    Reminds me of this

  • thepompatusofcinema | December 23, 2012 9:36 PMReply

    It's a way of saying that black men should only be "dating" black women.

  • Nadine | December 23, 2012 11:49 PM

    If you watch the clip on the site, she already has a Black sexual partner as a non-mulatta. She appears to dress up as a mulatta so she canplay out, or be, uninhibited with her sexuality while being ravaged by her sexually savage Black man. When she presents herself to her Black male as a mulatta, he becomes excited by the prospect of ravaging her. It is more about her sexuality than her choice in sexual partners.

  • Ayanna Costa | December 23, 2012 11:26 PM

    That is a good take on it. I never looked at it that way and now it's even more offensive....

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