7 December 2009 3:36 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Following the critical (and almost box-office, given its thus far limited release) success of Precious and given the comments generated by Tambay’s post here about casting news for Lee Daniels‘ next project, Selma, the much lauded and lambasted director’s recent interview in the Guardian/Observer and the film, once it’s finished, just might ignite a veritable conniption and/or full blown tirade from some of you out there – but he seems prepared for the onslaught.

It’s not unusual to hear complaints from the blackerati when mainstream films featuring real-life black characters are made – Biko, The Last King of Scotland, American Gangster, Invictus… It would seem that, despite (or maybe because of) the lack of high profile roles dedicated specifically to black characters in mainstream movies, when they do come up, even if they’re a pivotal part of the story, they’re not the main, or only, »


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