Thursday, July 05, 2012
Took the little boy to see THE UGLY DUCKLING in a less than a sterling production. Couldn't they at least have costumes more complete than beaks for Pete's sake?
But within the play was a stereotype I am growing very tired of: the black woman with attitude. Did they even mean for a duck to have attitude or is now part of an acting style?
This cliche has been around for a long time now and perhaps black actresses like Wanda Sykes and Queen Latifah and a host of others have not grown weary of it. But I have. The body language itself is a cliche for me.
What other stereotypes would you like to see less of in books, tv and movies? How about the annoying parents that visit?