On the latest episode of Cinema in Noir we talk about Hollywood’s “double ethnic problem.” When was the last time your saw a black couple on the big screen? A Latino couple? Now think REAL hard and tell me the last time you saw an Asian couple on the big screen? No so easy is it? It seems that right now Hollywood is more interested in white or interracial couples on the big screen. SO where is the balance?
This discussion was inspired by comments made by R&B singer Robin Thicke, who is married to actress, Paula Patton. He stated that in Hollywood, studios are reluctant to put two actors of color in a film together. He said there is a fear of going “double ethnic.” You can listen to his comments here (around the 6 minute mark).
As always, we also discussed the latest in film and casting news as well as recapped last weeks episode of Scandal.