Tyler Perry says Films with All Black Cast on Verge of Extinction

by Jorge Rivas on Jan 19, 2012 4:53PM

Last week it was George Lucas saying Hollywood studios don't fund films with black leads and this week we've got Tyler Perry saying "movies starring an all African American cast are on the verge of becoming extinct."

Topics: /NOW, 'Pariah', Arts & Culture

Adepero Oduye Responds to Meryl Streep's Shout Out at Golden Globes

by Jorge Rivas on Jan 17, 2012 11:33AM

When Meryl Streep took the stage to deliver her acceptance speech for winning the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress she mentioned Adepero Oduye's name as someone who could be up on that stage winning that same award.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, 'Pariah'

'Pariah' Director Dee Rees and Kim Wayans Talk With Colorlines.com

by Jorge Rivas on Jan 5, 2012 9:24AM

"We'd go to pitch meetings and the moment we said 'black, lesbian, coming of age,' they would turn around, validate our parking and hand us a bottle of water," Rees tells Colorlines.com in reflecting on her feature-film directorial debut. Watch the interview.

Topics: Arts & Culture, 'Pariah', Gender & Sexuality

'Pariah' Proves There's an Audience--and a Hunger--for Real Stories

by Jamilah King on Jan 3, 2012 9:48AM

Dee Rees's critically acclaimed film about a young, black lesbian wrestling with multiple identities turns on the radical assertion that there's no one way to be young, or black, or queer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, 'Pariah'