Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Documentary Preview: Dark Girls

I came across this preview on Black and Married with Kids for a documentary entitled Dark Girls. I've posted before about the challenges within the black community regarding the color complex: that the lighter one's skin is the better. This is part of the confusion in our society overall where tan skin is generally heralded yet "white, pasty" skin is seen as unattractive, especially in beauty industry advertising. 

For example, when I see commercials for self-tanner and bronzer it makes me very confused in the same way I was when I received a free spray tan session from my visit to the Wendy Williams Show. What if they were giving out free spray-skin bleaching sessions to make those of us who were darker skin lighter? I see no difference. Anyway, take a look at the trailer. I definitely want to see this documentary:

Dark Girls: Preview from Bradinn French on Vimeo.