Why are they no Black and White Romance on the big screen in Hollywood if we ar

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  1. Helga123 profile image57
    Helga123posted 8 years ago

    Why are they no Black and White  Romance on the big screen in Hollywood if we are so modern???


  2. IdeaMorphist profile image63
    IdeaMorphistposted 8 years ago

    While the people may generally accept it more I think the media and films are truly afraid. Ignorance can ruin things they might have meant to express differently!

  3. lostdogrwd profile image60
    lostdogrwdposted 8 years ago

    all the owner of the major motion picture are white and they put out what they want to while the other races who have the money to make movie like this don,t. ask the old saying goes. put your money where your mouth is.

  4. profile image0
    Jo Henryposted 8 years ago

    The truth is we are not as modern as we like to think.  If you are interest in black and white romances the best place to find them are in books.  Sad but true written by writers of every culture.

  5. Powerful Pierre profile image78
    Powerful Pierreposted 8 years ago

    Well obviously your not paying that close of attention. Here's a few mixed couple movies for you "Something New"  then  "A View to a Kill" not to mention "Jacquie Brown" and "Guess Who" with Ashton Kutcher, and "Save the Last Dance for Me" too. These are just a few movies to wet your appetite, enjoy.

  6. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 8 years ago

    The vast majority of the country dates and marries within their own race. Movies are only reflecting this in most cases. However Hollywood has made several movies and television episodes dealing with interracial couples.
    Most recently Sanaa Lathan had a relationship with one of the doctors on Nip/Tuck. She also made the movie "Something New"

    Now I will agree there is still some work to be done before we see a black lead on "The Bachelor or Bachelorette" kissing and making out with other races on ABC. Naturally there are other dating shows which have aired on MTV and VH1 who have featured interracial dating for young viewers.

    Below is a link ranking the top 10 steam
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/twanna-a- … 62432.html

    Here is a small list of black women:  who have dated or married men who weren’t black.

    o    Aisha Tyler
    o    Alfre Woodard
    o    Alice Walker
    o    Beverly Johnson
    o    Chaka Khan
    o    Cynda Williams
    o    Debra Wilson (“MADtv”)
    o    Diahann Carroll
    o    Diana Ross
    o    Donna Summer
    o    Dorothy Dandridge
    o    Downtown Julie Brown
    o    Erica Dunlap (Miss America 2004)
    o    Estelle
    o    Eve
    o    Halle Berry
    o    Heather Headley
    o    Jamaica Kincaid
    o    Janet Jackson
    o    June Jordan
    o    Kerry Washington
    o    Kim Wayans
    o    Lena Horne
    o    Leslie Uggams
    o    Lynn Whitfield
    o    Minnie Riperton
    0              Naomi Campbell
    o    Oluchi Onweagba
    o    Paula Patton
    o    Pearl Bailey
    o    Rihanna
    o    Robin Givens
    o    Roxie Roker (Helen Willis on “The Jeffersons”, Lenny Kravitz’s mother)
    o    Sade
    o    Sharon Leal
    o    Sherri Saum
    o    Stacey Dash
    o    Susan Rice
    o    Suzan-Lori Parks
    o    Tamyra Gray (“American Idol”)
    o    Thandie Newton
    o    Tina Turner
    o    Tracey Edmonds
    o    Traci Bingham
    o    Venus Williams
    o    Victoria Rowell
    o    Whoopi Goldberg
    o    Zoe Kravitz

  7. wingedcentaur profile image83
    wingedcentaurposted 8 years ago

    You know that's a good and interesting question! The last great black/white romance I saw on the big screen was a 1995 spy thriller called "Bad Company" (if you haven't seen it, see it -- this was a severely underrated movie) starring Laurence Fishburne and Ellen Barkin. Let me tell you, their chemistry was absolutely electric. Even though they were technically "bad guys" (the movie didn't really have any "good guys") I was hopeful for those two; I kept hoping they could escape the nastiness, move to Florida and set up a shingle as high-priced, somewhat shady private investigators.... But everyone, including them, just ended up dead, dead, dead!

    But seriously, if you want to see a good movie that includes a sizzling black/white romance, check out "Bad Company" with L. Fishburne and E. Barkin!

  8. profile image0
    L a d y f a c eposted 8 years ago

    What I can remember:

    Swordfish: Halle Berry and John Travolta

    Dante and Rosario Dawson's character in Clerks 2

    The brother and his gf in Napoleon Dynamite

    Wesley Snipes and Tia Carere in "Rising Sun"  technically Black and Asian, but still interracial

    Also see "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." and reference the remake staring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac

  9. colonial82 profile image59
    colonial82posted 8 years ago

    This is a great question and I just can't think of the reason other than many writers and directors still aren't has modern as we would like to believe.  I am particularly interested in the questions since my wife is black and I am white smile

    Have a great day smile

  10. DarylnCochrane profile image74
    DarylnCochraneposted 6 years ago

    It's true there are not many black and white romance movies, and most of the ones that were made usually focus on the fact that they are mixed races. This shows that it is still somewhat frowned upon in society. I can't really think of one where the couple is mixed and no mention is made about it - where it just is what it is.

    @wingedcentaur and ladyface - can't forget Spike Lee's Jungle Fever
    @dashing scorpio - one more for your list: Iman who has been married to David Bowie since 1992


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