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Black Girl (1972)

 -  Drama  -  9 November 1972 (USA)
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An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.

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Ruth Ann (as Loretta Greene)
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An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.

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Mama Rose: [Billie Jean is sulking in her bedroom. There is a bump at the door] Open this door, girl!
[Billie Jean opens the door to see Mama Rose carrying groceries across the room to the kitchen]
Mama Rose: Billie Jean, ain't I tell you to keep this door open? Now open that other door!
Billie Jean: [opening Kitchen door to let Mama Rose through to set bags on the counter] Oh Mama, sometimes I be in here undressing and Mr. Herbert just walk in here without even knocking.
Mama Rose: [putting groceries away throughout] You don't be undressing ...
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kind of a twisted Cinderella story about a foster girl and her wicked step-sisters that are jealous of her achievements and their 'mammy's' love for her.
4 February 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i caught this movie on showcase awhile ago and absolutely loved it! i thought the relationship between the siblings was fairly realistic, especially considering their situation, and it really showed how jealousy brings the worst out of people no matter how good a person the victim may be. it also gives you a pretty good feel of what it was like to be a black girl living in the slums of America back in the 70's. anyway, it wasn't amazing, but it appealed to me mainly because i enjoyed that time period and i loved the way they spoke, the slang and the language sounded really cool. and billy jean is a really good dancer. there is a fight scene as well that was really intense. "girl you better turn her loose!" is this ten lines yet?


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