Director of Nina Simone Documentary Calls Biopic ‘Insulting And Wrong’

In additional “studying Zoe Saldana’s Nina movie for filth” information, director of the 2015’s The Superb Nina Simone had some phrases for Bob Johnson, BET founder and producer of the movie.
“Robert Johnson’s protection of his movie Nina was not solely insulting, it was 100% improper,” Jeff L. Lieberman wrote in a visitor column for The Hollywood Reporter. 
He went on to put in writing, “I’m saddened by the ugly and inaccurate portrayal contained within the script and trailer of Nina and by Mr. Johnson’s determined try and defend the undertaking. Since Mr. Johnson is a Black man who lived via the 1960s, I’m stunned he doesn’t know what Nina Simone stood for, each for herself and for the lots of of hundreds of individuals she impressed alongside the best way.”
Lieberman additionally identified that the producers might have addressed the colorism controversy head on by acknowledging that whereas they knew Nina fought towards this notion that she was “too Black,” selecting Zoe, a lady of colour with fairer options, was the only option for them.  However as an alternative, as Lieberman identified, they dismissed these critiques and simply “dressed [Saldana] up (poorly) in blackface make-up and prosthetics, ignoring the horrible historical past of this kind of portrayal.”
Yeah, he went in.
Source: BlackAmericaWeb

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