Sunday, 21 December 2014

Let there be a Black Annie!

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In the first episode of Boston Legal I watched last week on boxset (it came out in 2004) there was a civil-rights issue hinges on the casting choice for a version of “Annie”;
 
 
 
"Give us a black Spiderman, a black Superman, a black Jesus, not tomorrow but today
not tomorrow , tomorrow, you the problem with equality I that , tomorrow is always a day away"
 
 
 
That piece of  fiction did not result then with a victory so outrageous the thought.
 
 
 
 
 Fast forward to present day
 
 

Annie remake: casting of black lead provokes negative Twitter posts

 

Some tweets
 
There's "Not to be racist, but since when is Annie black?!". And "I'm not racist but first the karate kid then Johnny Storm and now Annie!" And, obviously "I'm not racist or anything ... But this new Annie movie is all mixed up!!! Annie is WHITE!!!!!!"
 
 
Some details
 
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Annie is an American musical comedy-drama film directed by Will Gluck and produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith. It stars Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role and Jamie Foxx in the role of Will Stacks, an update of Daddy Warbucks. It is a contemporary adaptation of the musical of the same name, which was in turn based upon the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray.
 
 
Has anyone seen this film?
Has anyone any objections to the leading role's ethnicity?
Tell me a little more about your  reviews.