Published on May 28th, 2011 | by thevyne


Film Preview: Dark Girls

We recently saw this preview of a documentary called Dark Girls (produced by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry, which will be released later this year) which digs into the deep-rooted issues some African Americans have about skin color as it relates to beauty and self-esteem. Some of the stories in just this short clip were heart-wrenching, yet unfortunately not foreign. Many of us black women have heard the perception of “light-skinned, long hair” as the epitome of black beauty, further reinforced through television, videos, and even celebrity girlfriends. Though we all should know that black beauty comes in all shades, hair textures, shapes and sizes, many of us have heard comments to the contrary. This movie seems to explore where this all started and feature stories of women who have experienced pain and bias due to their skin color.

Take a look and tell us, have you experienced anything like this? What resonates with you most about the film?


Dark Girls: Preview from Bradinn French on Vimeo.

Dark Girls: Preview from Bradinn French on Vimeo.


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One Response to Film Preview: Dark Girls

  1. bishop says:

    Whoa!! what a shame that as ‘blacks’ we battle with such self-hatred issues. Don’t we see the issues that ‘whites’ face surrounding tanning and the preference of wanting a darker complexion. I don’t understand the reasoning behind all this self-hatred foolishness. The most beautiful women I’ve ever seen have been extremely dark skinned, this doesn’t take away from their beauty at all. Sisters have too many issues.

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