Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Idiotic Susan Rice" and "Sunset Jackson" went up yesterday.
Chelsea White (Daily Mail) reports, "She’s a singer, a designer, entrepreneur, mother of one and now a director with the announcement pop superstar Beyoncé will make her directorial debut next year."
I'm not a fan of Beyonce's music. I'm not an enemy either. (Except of "At Last." Sorry, Etta will always own the song and Beyonce shouldn't have sung it -- outside of the film where she played Etta.) But I wanted to applaud her when I saw that.
I thought, "At last, a woman willing to use her power while she has it."
Because most pop stars have two or three shots in the film world.
Then it's over. So use it wisely and do something that matters.
Yes! Way to go. There are not enough women directors and certainly not enough women of color directors.
So Beyonce directing a film for the big screen . . .
It's for HBO.
Okay. Well, still good.
And we'll get to see her chops and I won't be at all surprised if she's got a real eye and becomes an important direct --
This film is a documentary?
Less enthused, but still, she's got a real interest in a topic and she's going to explore it and we will all learn something about a topic that truly matters and --
You're f**king kidding me.
It's about her.
That's not a film, Beyonce, it's a vanity project.
And I wanted to applaud her.
Films treated Diana Ross like s**t. She was (and is) an incredible actress. The minute The Wiz bombed, they turned on her. And her White agent kept sending the good scripts she was offered over to Barbra Streisand. (Diana was offered The Main Event among other films. Or her agent was told that they wanted Diana. Instead of selling Diana, the agent would try to interest them in Barbra.)
Then came Whitney Houston. And we all hoped it would be different.
It really wasn't. She got The Bodyguard, huge box office, she got Waiting to Exhale, a hit, and The Preacher's Wife also a hit. And they really couldn't figure out what to do with her then. Sparkle? She produced that. It might not have happened otherwise. And it still took her years and years to make it happen.
So women in pop need to be smart. I thought Beyonce was going to be that woman. I thought she was going to direct a film, a real film. Instead, she's making a movie about herself. How very sad.
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