“Seducing her? It’s very easy.”

On its surface, Atomic Blonde looks like a film with kick-ass action choreography. The movie follows the Monomyth screenplay structure of the Hero’s journey, that we are used to seeing in most Hollywood productions where every story has a beginning, a middle and an end: In the beginning you setup your hero (or heroine) and her story, then you throw something at her that is a great source of conflict and takes her into a whole heap of trouble, where she faces many foes and has to overcome various obstacles. At the end the hero […]

Weekend Movie

  A film that treats female friendship with respect, not as a device to get one of the women hitched to the right guy and not as an undeveloped subplot to serve as comic relief until said protagonist walks down the aisle. This is at the heart of why “Bridesmaids” was such a smash success—it;s obvious that Wiig conveyed something truthful about female characters who felt like friends and not plot devices or the broad caricatures of so many Hollywood comedies. And yet we’ve seen few films like it since. And so the moments of […]

Really?…Black People…Really?

Okay, is she damn cute or what? She looks biracial, yet she says that she is white, so who am I to argue? Okay, whatever. Model: Emily Bador Model: Emily Bador Emily Bador “deeply and sincerely” apologizes for participating in cultural appropriation. Model: Emily Bador In a world where cultural appropriation is real, Blackhair magazine has a lot to be sorry for: A white model is now apologizing for being featured in their publication. Really? Like she was put on the front page by mistake? Folks it was NOT a mistake, nor was it an […]

Khoudia Diop. Senegalese model.

“I’ve had to learn to love myself more every day.” – Khoudia Diop Bullies, GTFOHWTS! Khoudia Diop is a 19-year-old from Senegal who has faced bullying throughout her life simply because of the color of her skin. “I was picked on by other kids, when I was a bit younger because [of the darkness] of my skin tone,” she told The Huffington Post. “But this is something that is actually quite normal in Senegal. It’s not a nice feeling and I’ve had to learn to love myself more every day and tune out the negativity, […]