Isha Aran discusses the oft-unchecked strain of blackface in Indian films
While the decision to have a female Jedi or for John Boyega to be the star of “The Force Awakens” may have been arbitrary, these simple choices sent a message.
In moody black and white, the clandestine deeds, dirty looks and merciless murders of Persian-language A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night fit both the bloodsucker and western model.
Whereas a more timid film about Kahlo would just focus on her art, Frida touches upon the more serious and crucial aspects of Kahlo’s life.
Brown Girls Only talks to Shine Louise Houston, a queer female director and producer of erotic cinema and founder of Pink & White Productions.