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But millions who watch this will still support the animal holocaust happening every minute of every day. Stop spouting peace and equality unless you actually want to make that happen!
Thank you, AFROPUNK!! The film has it's premiere THIS THURSDAY L.A. Shorts International Film Festival.
LA Shorts, Laemmle Theatre NoHo 7August 10th @ 5:30pm5240 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood 91601Get your tickets HERE or at the theatre:http://lashortsfest.com/film_program_details.asp?programnumber=42
Her hair would be loose and flowing because she's underwater all the time. Dreadlocks aren't necessary. Short hair will sterotype her. Black women can grow their hair. Smh. Don't know why the first black mermaid has to be transgender tho. I'm all down for equality of all, but really, first black mermaid and most kids won't be able to relate. Save it for the sequel. Still wanna watch it tho
Lol why is there so much hate in these comments. There's a lot of talk about "her hair doesn't look right" and "ugh white savior" and "I don't see any black men" and "what about the Black Community" but y'all are missing the forest for the trees!
This film is written, directed by, and starring a BLACK WOMAN. She got her damn movie made and that is no small feat! Last time I checked Black women are *part* of the Black community so you can miss me with all of that premature hatred especially when you don't even know how the story turns out.
Like ok sure the film might turn out to be not-so-great but in the meantime we don't know that yet. Can't we just take a moment to celebrate a Black women Getting Sh*t Done? damn
What is happening in this comments section lmao - She's not trans even if she was, I think kids would relate because they don't give a fuck unless YOU tell them to and burden them with YOUR hang ups. Also kids can 'relate' to talking animals and animate objects, relating to a trans person, is relating to a person, period. Lastly her hair is pretty I guess. As a 4C hair haver, just imagining my hair loose underwater gives me chills, no amount of finger detangling... I'm joking!!!
Nah not interested at all. Not everything black is worth a look... it's already a fantasy right... but if you're going to say a black mermaid... let's start with making her hair realistic when water hits. Why couldn't they show how mutable melanated people's are truly is...That alone turns me away...with her glued edges and lace front.... smdh... Still this depicts a false image of who and what we are... cute concept. But nah... I'll pass...
For those of you saying the Mermaid character is trans, you are WRONG. Here's a video where she speaks along with others in the film, where she looks more soft and feminine. I think those who did her hair and makeup for this film, did her a disservice because she does look a little masculine in the face in this trailer but not in real life. That lipstick and heavy makeup has to go! As for the hair, it makes me laugh that people, incuding black people, swear up and down that Black women don't have long hair without weave or wigs. People need to get out more and move around. I don't know why some people are going insane over this video when it says self-empowerment, it wasn't talking about a black movement, it was talking about a garsh darn pretend character, liberating herself from those who hold her captive. Anywho, here is the video this real female. garsh!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD7IMzVTxaI
all these comments about her hair...this is what's wrong with black people. how about praise a fellow sister instead of looking for something to criticize? and wonder why white people still feel they get a pass to mock us. dumb.
BUT I'm happy to see this and think my kids will enjoy this.
I always thought as a child Ariel from little mermaid should have been way darker because I know what sunlight + swimming in the water does to skin.
Hi everyone!! Please follow the page for the movie for updates! Also though we love the LGBT Community, Mermaid Anya is NOT Trans. https://www.facebook.com/TheWaterPhoenixFilm/