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Dark Girls (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 November 2011 (USA)
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Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.
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Credited cast:
Soren Baker ... Himself
Ronald Boutelle Ronald Boutelle ... Himself (as Dr. Ronald Boutelle)
Joni Bovill ... Herself
Kirk Bovill ... Himself
Michael Colyar ... Himself
Benton Cooke Benton Cooke ... Himself (as Dr. Benton Cooke)
Viola Davis ... Herself
Timothy Foley Timothy Foley ... Himself - Psychotherapist
Corinne Gilliard Corinne Gilliard ... Herself
Marcia Glenn Marcia Glenn ... Herself - Dermatologist (as Dr. Marcia Glenn)
Cheryl Grills Cheryl Grills ... Herself (as Dr. Cheryl Grills)
Lynne Herod-Deverges Lynne Herod-Deverges ... Herself
Stephanie IsComedy ... Herself (as Stephanie A.)
Bill Johnson Bill Johnson ... Himself
Douglas Kearney Douglas Kearney ... Himself
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Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

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Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
10 June 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

This film is produced and directed by Bill Duke, perhaps best known for his acting roles in such films as "Predator". Great to see him moving into other areas of cinema.

This is possibly the first time I have heard of the "paper bag test" determining who was beautiful and smart. Perhaps the most interesting part is not the white against black aspects but the light against dark parts. Racism is well-documented, but we rarely hear about the racism within the black community.

I was also not aware of the skin bleaching phenomenon, either here or in Africa. Why? Nor had I heard "darker the berry, sweeter the juice", though it comes up more than once, so it must be a saying well known somewhere.

I freely admit to being ignorant to many things that affect the black community. This documentary may be the first step of a long journey.


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