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Listen Now! S&A Podcast ("Dark Girls" Review + Interview w/"From The Rough" Director Pierre Bagley)

by Cynthia Reid
October 14, 2011 6:21 AM
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Did you miss our fantastic podcast yesterday? Shame on you! Well you get to check it out below. New S&A contributor Emmanuel joined us for the show and here's what you missed:

- We were joined by budding filmmaker Siobhan Leonard and reporter Natalia Salaza and they gave us the 411 on the Dark Girls documentary and the Chicago screening experience. Their assessment was surprising.
- Monique interviewed Pierre Bagley, director of From The Rough, which stars Taraji P. Henson.
-Based on a recent post by Emmanuel, we addressed the "invisibility" issue faced by black actors/actresses
- Are you really interested in seeing a The Best Man sequel? And will black women support this project like they did the first one?
-We also touched on Nat Turner and if ANY producer/director would tackle his profound slave story

Don't forget to tune in next Thursday for another great show! By the way, if you have any topics you'd like us to discuss please let us know in the comments section.

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  • Sara | October 17, 2011 2:36 AMReply


    Oh. The baby voice matches the maturity.

  • karin | October 16, 2011 6:25 AMReply

    this should be as interesting as GOOD HAIR..... which I didnt like...

  • Monique | October 15, 2011 2:39 AMReply

    @ Sara,

    "I'm a Dark Girl!"

  • Sara | October 14, 2011 12:40 PMReply

    Get rid of Monique please. Let Emmanuelle and Cynthia take over. If she says, "I'm a dark girl" one more time, I'm gonna scream. We heard you the first time.

  • Tamara | October 14, 2011 4:45 AMReply

    Dark Girls - I understand the discourse; I can see the nexus of it all (thank you honkies and slavery) and I am able to step back, step outside of myself and really 'see' the whole colorism, -ism, as it is. But to have gotten to that point to step back, to pull the wool from the old eyeball and really see, well, that took a while to get there. I'll refrain from saying more and will await until you post your piece.

    Pierre Bagley/From the Rough - He talks about making a film that is uniquely Black and how it will fare the world over. I like what he said about diversifying casts but making sure Black characters were and are top tier. However, flip the script. Films from Brazil that are uniquely Brazil play well in other markets, don't they? Films from Nollywood and Bollywood, within their respective box office realms, play well in foreign markets. Is he saying Uniquely Black films won't play well? Though he mentioned Precious? Need some clarification (too lazy to listen again). Love also how he says you must know your craft. Food for thought; words for action.

    The Best Man - not really that interested and it's got nothing to do with most of the male leads' real-life significant others. Just not interested. DayBreak was good marathon Sunday afternoon viewing, but yeah, his 'other' there as well, not Black.

    Hiding in Plain Sight/Emmanuel post - great discussion here. The old guard needs a battle-ram to its stronghold.

    More of Emmanuel? YES PLEASE. :-)

    Did I miss it or did you all forget to talk about the Nat Turner flick-to-be??? A-ha! You mentioned it. I have no answer to your question...other than to let's coordinate our Swatches and prepare to knock off about a couple hundred thousand likka stores for the $dough$. Shimmy-shimmy-shake. Rim-shot! *wink*


    Great show everyone. Now I can go to bed.

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