This reminds me of going to see Eve’s Bayou, directed by Kasi Lemmons. I saw it in the same cineplex where Booty Call was showing. I was the only black person in the audience for Eve’s Bayou. Hollywood is a business motivated strictly by money.
It surely is. Movies that don’t portray us doing dumb, ghetto or involving Tyler Perry or Love Boat-ish family comedies don’t get any real push because of the still perceived fear that they won’t make money.
These three movies opening week, showed on less than 50 screens.
already considered to be one of the worst movies EVER
Opened on 1,500 SCREENS! Cost 10 millon American dollars to make and made less than 4 million at the box office.
So Hollywood is telling a lie when they say don’t want to lose money because they do on the regular.
Yet they won’t give full coverage to black movies unless there is some kind of “coon” factor in play or they fit certain criteria.
And the black audiences don’t help when they pick Booty Call over Eve’s Bayou.