Interracial sightings on TV

Discussion in 'In the Media' started by blackbull1970, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Skaddix

    Skaddix Active Member

    Eh it is CW and they cant be predicted.
     
  2. Gorath

    Gorath Well-Known Member

    It's understandable. I don't watch any CW shows, either. The 80's adaptation was pretty riveting because of the cast and it dealt with issues like rape, corruption, deception, drugs and sexual intrigue. Fallon Carrin slept around a lot. Sammie Jo, Krystal Carrington's niece,a wild bad girl, sort of becomes a protégée of Alexis but marries Steven before his coming out as gay.

    This adaptation of the 80's show borrowed a lot from the 80's show but the characters were slightly altered. Krystal was a blonde. The new Krystal is a brunette. Sammie Jo was a young woman, now a gay man. The CW has a lot of work cut out for itself with this adaptation. When Alexis appears is another issue if she hasn't appeared already. But if the writers of this show are clever and are able to throw in some twists and surprises, it might make it.
     
  3. Reverie

    Reverie Well-Known Member

    Dynasty...
     
  4. darkcurry

    darkcurry Well-Known Member

    My fault, I did not mean to say husband. But mind you this is these are the main characters, it's another dysfuncional IR relationship which is what is lacking when it comes to IR on TV involving a black man in a relationship. Just look at how supergirl did Kara's relationship with James and Mon-El, the way they decided to end Liv's IR romance on iZombie and the black guy on Wynonna Earp for an example.

    Now also remember Iam speaking from how they showed us in the trailer, but it's still dysfunctional and follows a trend
     
  5. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    I did not know that. There are a very few White actresses who have a Black love interest in a TV series. The actress from Save The Last Dance played a Desmona character in O.
     
  6. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    Me too.
     
  7. Gorath

    Gorath Well-Known Member

    Dysfunctional relationships, especially interracial relationships on television are just a way to give some comfort to those who don't like interracial relationships other than friendship that the couple's relationship is imperfect and complicated because the nature of relationships is challenging. I have noticed that a successful interracial relationship is mostly with wm/bw. Bm/ww or other races of women are temporary, fleeting contemptuous or doomed. A loving bm/ww relationship is extremely rare on television and film. If the couple is younger, it will be tough. If the couple is older, they've weathered the storm but another challenge awaits them. What is the trepidation with writers when they create an interracial couple? Fear that the show will fail because of the couple? Advertisers and promotional considerations? Daytime soap operas take this risk because the demographics are changing. Prime time is different. The risks are greater.

    I am thankful that there are more networks on television, but few have more courage.
    That is why if someone wrote a show that featured a healthy and loving relationship between a bm and a ww or woman of another race or ethnicity, and is picked up by an independent network, it is possible.

    Tyler Perry writes his plays and films and he has full creative control. That is what needs to happen now.
     
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  8. Gorath

    Gorath Well-Known Member

    If they do, it doesn't last long.
     
  9. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    True,hope the IR characters last a little more longer.
     
  10. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    True indeed. In the Series House Of Lies Don Cheedle has full control and it shows in those IR scenes. The same with Mario Van Peebles,Samuel L. Jackson etc.
     
  11. Gorath

    Gorath Well-Known Member

    Samuel L. Jackson's gay scene in The Hateful Eight doesn't count because it was a demonstration of his power of the guy. I don't know what Quentin Tarantino was thinking when he wrote that scene. But then he wrote the rape scene with Ving Rhames in Pulp Fiction.
     
  12. darkcurry

    darkcurry Well-Known Member

    Agreed! And there are filmmakers out there that have promoted IR relationships between bm and ww on the independent front. Which is why I hope women like Amma Assante and Annie J. Howell get more opportunities after their independent hits highlighting IR relationships.

    There are some great IR stories out there in literature and real life stories. I'm going to continue this weekend putting another story up about IR couples in history, I have another good one, but my girlfriend told me about when we got done reading and researching about The Black German of how this could be turned into a series on netflix or HBO or whatever because those accounts are that noteworthy and important to history and art.
     
  13. Gorath

    Gorath Well-Known Member

    That is true. There are many great IR stories both imagined and real.

    HBO has a writing masterclass program in the network that produces new stories into films or tv series. I think it is still there. You might also try Amazon or IFC in addition to Netflix and HBO.
     
  14. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    I'm talking about the flicks The Caveman's Valentine,In My Country,as well as The Hitman's Bodyguard.
     
  15. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    Hope to read The Black German soon. Cross my fingers if a project comes up.
     
  16. darkcurry

    darkcurry Well-Known Member

    https://www.amazon.com/Black-German-Afro-German-Twentieth-Century/dp/1781383111

    If you want the Kindle:
    http://ebooksdownloadsplus.xyz/onli...st+websites+to+download+free+ebooks+TIDquegmi

    Or did what My gf and I did and read it on Google:
    https://books.google.com/books/about/Black_German.html?id=I1J7vgAACAAJ

    Good read, but the subject matter because of racism is rather tough. But I'm glad they translated this into english.
     
  17. Gorath

    Gorath Well-Known Member

    You forgot about Soul Men, Sam hooked up with a white woman in one scene.
     
  18. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    Got to see that one when I get a chance.
     
  19. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    It is no doubt a great book. I'm pleased it is translated into English.
     
  20. andreboba

    andreboba Well-Known Member

    If you listen to the trailer, it's clear that the father of Kathy Bates' son is Black.

    She jokes about it around the 1:10 mark.

    And I still wanna bone this chick.:)
     

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