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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 01:52 AM
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For an interesting television story line re: biracial child....
Check out The L Word. :hi: I was away from the show for a while, but tuned in to see what appears to be the new season. I'm thrilled to see that they are actually showing a bi-racial child that looks bi-racial/multicultural, as opposed to looking one of more culture than the other(i.e think Jenny Willis and her brother on The Jeffersons in the 70's :eyes:)

Oh and brief informational tid-bit about The Jeffersons representation of bi-racial adult children. Did you know that on the episode that introduces the character of Jenny Willis, Jenny was played by a light skinned black woman, and not by the woman that the world eventually knew as Jenny Willis (the lovely Berlinda Tolbert)? Unfortunately, no one (in the networks)at the time wanted to put evidence out to there, even in a fictional television world--that a black woman and a white man had sex. So the woman that looked like a product of such a relationship was nixed in favor of an actress that looked less "controversial."

Anyway, back to the L Word--I was thrilled to see an adorable toddler, that LOOKS multicultural portraying the daughter of Bette (Jennifer Beals). Do check it out for interesting, story lines representing diverse cultures, genders, etc. and of course to see the beautiful Angelina that I speak of (Jennifer Beals little girl on the show). :hi:

Ok...just thought I'd share.
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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-12-07 04:07 PM
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1. RE: biracial actors

They always asked my kid if she 'could speak Chinese'. I was told by a mother whose biracial boy was into acting that agents told her that the public wouldn't accept the concept of different races having had sex.

I really discouraged my child from even thinking about an acting career.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-07 02:54 AM
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2. I'm convinced...
...that the industy is sick and breeds more sickness. As such, it feeds on outdated, negative stereotypes of many different people (i.e. various races, ethnicities, genders, sexes, etc.). It's unfortunate that they don't make it more of a practice to attempt to employ people for who they are, instead of trying to make them fit some weird molds they hold onto.

A little off topic, but kind of relating to this. I recently read that Jamie Lee Curtis for the most part has left acting. She writes and is enjoying her role as a mom. When someone asked her about leaving acting she said something like,"...the more I like myself, the less time I want to spend as other people." That struck me.

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