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"Something New"

Something New


While 42.4% of African- Americans have never been married, Kenya, a professional African-American woman is determined to do something about it. She is shocked to discover, however, that she's falling in love with a white landscaper.

Thoughts? Opinions?


Jan. 20th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
ugh i saw a preview for this movie on tv and it made me want to puke. Now I don't have any problem with interracial relations but i do have a problem with movies that promote the ideas that

1) Black men aren't interested in or just intimidated by powerful black women
2) Even if a woman is successful all she really needs/wants is a man
3) Everything is equal now so lots of blacks are getting rich and hiring white landscapers/maids/servants instead of the other way around (I know there's a better way to say this)
4) The reason this chicks friends have a problem with her dating a white guy is because black people are the real racists and classists

I probably won't see this movie
Jan. 20th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)
I definitely agree with your points, especially about a successful woman feeling that all she needs to have the complete package is a man.
Jan. 20th, 2006 05:11 am (UTC)
Class disparity...
I'm not grooving on the whole :He's a lnadscaper and she's Ms High Powered Lawyer.
Why can't he be something akin to that? Why is it that a white man of presumeably lower socio-economic status is equivalent to our black superwoman?
Jan. 20th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC)
Re: Class disparity...
Because we gotta have some extra oomph to make up for being Black AND female.
Jan. 20th, 2006 05:59 am (UTC)
Re: Class disparity...
I'm tired of that noise. The only thing controvesial about this movie is that they think I'm about to shell out cash to see this tripe.
Jan. 20th, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
Re: Class disparity...
Because Racism died in the 60's!11!
Jan. 20th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
lots of blacks are getting rich and hiring white landscapers/maids/servants instead of the other way around

It's totally like this in my mother's subdivision. The only white folks are the ones cutting people's grass. I'd be lying if I said I didn't find it amusing.

And yeah I pretty much agree with your points. Doesn't seem like the kind of movie I could stand seeing.
Jan. 20th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
shit if I were rich I'd hire white landscapers too, and a white maid, a white butler, a white chef, a white babysitter, and a white chauffer. That doesn't mean that racism from whites is/will be gone though.
Jan. 21st, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)
Besides the fact that if you're successful and black, you'd be pretty much stupid to become romantically involved with anyone with ethnic minority status...come on, a white partner just goes along with the Benz and the mansion.