Thursday, December 3, 2015


By now you've heard of the infamous all-white Hollywood Reporter cover in honor of this year's Best Actress roundtable, an unfortunate reflection of the state of film in 2015. The truth is that there was a noticeable dearth of good leading roles for black actresses this year, save for "Tangerine". But Spike Lee may have the answer for that, with his latest film "Chi-Raq", starring the talented Teyonah Parris. In this modern, semi-musical take on the classic Greek text "Lysistrata", Parris leads the women of Chicago in a sex strike to rid the community of the never-ending cycle of gang violence. The film has already received strong reviews and I can't wait to see it. Check out the trailer below.

"Chi-Raq" releases in select theaters tomorrow (December 4th).

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