1. To many blacks in the film,and it becomes a black film?
2. Blacks don't gravitate to those films?
3. If theres no stereotypical black slapstick behavior,it won't be taken seriously?
4.Voodoo is the only form that can be written about blacks?
5. Blacks aren't like that?
And the list is endless.....
My intentions is not to BASH,or excluse anyone,or racial group.I look around at the horror/sci-fi genre landscape with an optimistic eye.The powers that be have started,to incorporate more minorities actors,and directors in tentpole productions.
The issue still lingers:STORYLINES RELEVANCY?
Is it a lack of creative talent? The answer is no.
There's an abundance of creative artists.But...to what RELEVANCE?
I feel the reason for the lack of....?
THE COMFORT ZONE EFFECT?
Once black writer's,producer's,director's discover the potential in these untapped tales,and abandon the comfort zone effect.Afro-American supernatural history will shine in the spotlight,just as the relevance of others.
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