Mediamyxx:Unwanted Help

I love Viola Davis and beamed with pride seeing her and Octavia Spencer win for their performances in the summer smash The Help however, I must admit I have never actually seen the movie. I often wonder why the only roles people of color win for or receive any kind of critical acclaim for are roles where they play stereotypical characters. The comforting mothering character, or the angry neck rolling” sista” ie a Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls really the spectrum of emotions allowed by the Hollywood foreign press. Well to say writer Toure took that train of thought and rain with it is an understatement. His riveting piece turns a mirror on Hollywood and begs the question what is it about roles about Blacks are hired help reigns to true in this day and age. Read his article here :http://ideas.time.com/2012/02/02/is-the-help-the-most-loathsome-movie-in-america/ so let us know that you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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