Friday, March 2, 2018

EP 24 - Black Panther, Hollywood & The African

In This Episode:
“The African and Hollywood”; this was the idea that birthed Excuse My African. When I started this podcast in 2017 Hollywood was at a point where they weren’t ready for MY kind of ‘African’. In the exact words of a Casting Director, I am not “African Enough”.

Fast forward to February 2018 and Black Panther, a movie that praises and glorifies the beauty of Africa; is currently the number 1 movie in the whole world. However, this hasn’t changed the tune of Hollywood.

In this episode, I will tell you about a very recent experience I had with an agency. This time it wasn’t about my looks, it was about my accent.

Mentioned In This Episode:
1. Black History Month:  
2. UN:
3. Women’s Month:
4. Black Panther:
5. Dialect Coach:
6. Gringo:
7. David Oyelowo:
8. A United Kingdom:

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1 comment:

  1. Well said Stella, keep advocating, soon they will be forced to act .