There are no women of color on Forbes’ latest list of the industry’s highest-earning actresses. Remezcla examines the wage gap for Latinx thespians via the status of the extremely bankable Zoe Saldana.
“But there is something deeply shameful—and hurtful—in the fact that even today a young Nina Simone would have a hard time being cast in her own biopic. In this sense, the creation of ‘Nina’ is not a neutral act. It is part of the problem.”
The unauthorized biopic of Nina Simone has been riddled with criticism for casting Mary J. Blige and, most recently, Zoe Saldana in the starring role. Here, an (admittedly sentimental) argument for why it’s a fail.