This is Not a Drill

(Thanks, Tamar!!!)


First of all, let me make it very clear that I don't give a fuck about golf, much less the cliched-ass, $2 plot of this film.  All I care about is the fact that Tom-motherfucking-Felton is going to have a BW/WM relationship in this film with Letoya Luckett.  And while I knew he would totally do a film like this eventually, I had no idea it would happen this soon.

Indeed...when a pygmy dreams, shit happens.

For those of you scratchin' your heads, struggling to remember my girl, allow me to refresh your memories:


*nods* Just sayin'.

Honestly, I can't wait to see this.  Folks in HollyWTF, take some notes.  When you absolutely, positively got to kill every motherfucker in the room pair a white man up with a black woman, accept no substitutions...unless it's Stuart Townsend



'Tis a damn good cast, children.

Of course...now we have to sit back and brace for the haterade.  Grab your goggles, POC, because there's about to be an epic spew of "No chemistry", "She's not that attractive", "She was so aggressive", "Not fair that he was forced into this role", "No way he really liked playing her boyfriend", "What's with all the interracial couples, lately?", and "Why didn't they just cast [insert literally any random young white actress here] instead?  I mean, this isn't the exact story, right?  They didn't have to cast a black chick."

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And for my Blasians in attendance tonight, no I did not miss the sight of Justin Chon. Hence my recommendation:

Comments

  1. Ah-ight don't hate me but I think this dude is super ugly and I want her to be with a hotter guy. But the cast looks great and the film interesting.

    I played golf in highschool and it was boring to me. I was also really bad at it too. Shoulda just took advantage of my height and played basketball.

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  2. @ Pepp

    Ah-ight don't hate me but I think this dude is super ugly

    *gasps* Blasphemy!

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  3. Yep! I will have my bag of popcorn ready not only for this movie,but for the heap of racial excuses that will follow this movie. It's ashame that there are people in this world who are that racist and unrealistic like that.

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  4. Lol I think hes cute but your mileage will understandable vary.

    Nice to see Letoya Luckett branching out.

    I might actually go see this it looks entertaining

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  5. A mostly minority (talented) cast and Tom Felton? I'm not surprised you're all over this :)

    Wait, Latoya Luckett acts? Good for her, I will be seeing this (and I noticed Jsustin Chon, too lol).

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  6. @Ankh

    Girl I'm sorry but his face is too scrunched and angry looking up for me. but I do understand 'the look" that he has and why it is attractive. For that sort of lost hungry puppy-dog look I go for these guys http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/images/music/2006/12/01/delays.jpg?maxWidth=600

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  7. @ Pepp

    Funny...I don't find any of those guys to be attractive.

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  8. alphabetgirl7/28/11, 7:09 PM

    OMG ANKH!So I've been a long long longtime lurker, but I had to come out of lurkerhood for this post lol. I ADORE Tom Felton. And it's a massive plus that it's mostly a cast of POC. I'm pretty much just going to pretend I'm Letoya lol.
    Oh yeah, and whilst I'm here, I just want to say how much I adore your blog, seriously. When I'm feeling down about race etc, and the lack of awareness, I just come here and it's "Yesss, Ankh totally gets it". Lol Ok, I'm going to stop fan-girlin.
    P.S. What are your thoughts about the Norway terrorist attacks? Considering the terrorist himself is a 'White Christian' with racist, far-right views.

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  9. @ alphabetgirl

    P.S. What are your thoughts about the Norway terrorist attacks? Considering the terrorist himself is a 'White Christian' with racist, far-right views.

    Off topic for a moment: We are Respectable Negroes already nailed it.

    Back on topic:

    I ADORE Tom Felton.

    Well, at least someone on here has some sense!

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  10. @ The Girl

    A mostly minority (talented) cast

    Uh-uh-uuuh!!! If there are mostly POC, then we're not the minority!

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  11. @Ankh

    Ah then we just have opposite tastes when it comes to that look. I promise not to call him ugly in front of you no more. :p

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  12. @ Pepp

    Ironically, I looked at your boys and thought they were too pretty.

    *shakes head*

    Heheheheheheheheheh

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  13. Okay, I've been reading and enjoying your blog for quite a while now but never joined because I never really had anything to add to the conversation other than "I love you for articulating my thoughts better than I ever could".

    But I had to make an account just to let you know that I love that you love Tom Felton! :-D I was bouncing in my seat when you mentioned him a couple of entries ago. It's not often I meet many women who love him as much as I do let alone another black woman. I love that man. Him and his upside down pear of a head. <3

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  14. And K, this goes back to what you said in the Kolchak Nightstalker post. Notice how European white men couldn't give a flying frak about who they're with. They don't mind sexy black women and recognize you all as the goddesses that you are

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  15. Yes. Felton's sulleness is what makes him so attractive to me. That sneer is hot when he does it in HP.

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  16. Oh yay, my name is on one of the blogs I creep!

    Yeah the cast is what pretty much drew me to the movie, and as long as no character assassination is pulled on Letoya in the actual movie I could give a damn what insecure little girls and white supremist critics say about her and Tom's "chemistry".

    Also, I am fully thankful I found someone else who loves Tom Felton.

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  17. Taraji!! And some of my other favorite people. XD And Tom Felton!! I may have to see this one.

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  18. Methinks Tom Felton's choice of this film post Harry Potter is no accident...*raises eyebrow*

    Something about him always struck me as being...down. I can't really say put my finger on what though. Me not surprised one bit.

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  19. Methinks Tom Felton's choice of this film post Harry Potter is no accident...*raises eyebrow*

    Something about him always struck me as being...down. I can't really say put my finger on what though. Me not surprised one bit.


    Girl...you read my mind.

    @ My fellow black Tom Felton-lovers

    It's about time we got to know each other. Feel free to fangirl all you want here.

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  20. Lol. All of these lurkers coming out of the woodwork for Tom Felton is cracking me up. It's so random.

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  21. Your love for Tom is really funny to watch Ankh. :-) On a serious note, this is an incredible story that I'd never heard anything about. I'm glad to see so many POC in this film. Shout out to Taraji, Henry Simmons, Justin, Latoya & Michael Clark Duncan.

    It will be interesting to see what happens w/Tom's career post HP.

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  22. @ Lenoxave

    *nods* That's my boo.

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  23. @ Ankh
    Back when I was a wee thing I remember him saying in an interview that his favorite actor was Samuel L Jackson, and he listens to a lot of rap(Jay Z, Tupac)I also know he loves golf too.

    I don't remember when this was, I was in Highschool when I read it. But many of the Brits I have met seem fascinated with African American/Jamaican Culture Music (who isn't these days, right?)

    Still this seems like the logical progression.So the fact that his first post HP acting choice was a Golf movie prominently featuring PoC, is not surprising to me.

    And I know from personal experience British men love them some black women. Offhand I can think of some famous examples:

    David Bowie & Iman TRUE STORY My Mommy met him in Chicago when she was younger, and she said he was very nice. He was known at all the black nightclubs and lounges. He told her that he loved Chicago, especially the black music scenes. She still has his autograph!(Yeah Mom!)

    McJagger & Tina Turner: Apparently Mick has never hidden that he has a thing for Tina. Only problem was she still married to Ike. When Tina finally left Ike for good, he sent a private plane to fly her to Paris to buy her whatever she wanted.

    And of course the infamous Live Aid concert where he ripped off her skirt, and they just kept singing anyway. (Plus I believe he has several children by black women.)

    I used to think it was an Old school thing but... Nope. It's still the same today.

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  24. Ankh, you forgot "The media's getting too PC. Why can't we have normal couples in movies anymore?".

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  25. @leoprincess, I've been seeing that" normal couples" comment alot. Along with it must be propaganda and why do black women love interests have to be shoved down audiences throats. I've also heared that its not realistic for white men to pursue black women in movies. Well anyway I loved Tom in harry potter and wish him luck in his career.

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  26. @ idiclove

    Most of the time with BW/WM films, a white male writer is at the helm.

    So how come these white female commenters never ask themselves why white men insist on making films like these?

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  27. @ ankh, that's because self refletion isn't something most white women want to think about. They don't want to entertain the idea that maybe just maybe white men can be just as attracted to black women as white women. Or that perhaps not ALL men prefer white women. So they focus their hate and anger at black women and let the white women tears flow and spout about their oppression in the media so that they don't have to think about how for once a main stream film or tv show isn't catering to them and their needs and wants and while simultaneously placing them and their looks on a pedestal. A white Friend of mine was blunt one day and said that the way society and media is that even the most average looking white lady feels like her pale skin and narrow features means sheis still a better catch than the most drop dead gorgeous woman of color. After that conversation I started paying attention to other white women around me and how they acted and I think my friend was telling the truth. Projects like tom feltons new film and star trek, and merlin make it obvious that these assumptions aren't true. And its a hard thing for some of these white fangirls to swallow especially when the white actors, directors and writers defend these projects and the black actresses at every turn.

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  28. So they focus their hate and anger at black women and let the white women tears flow and spout about their oppression in the media so that they don't have to think about how for once a main stream film or tv show isn't catering to them and their needs and wants and while simultaneously placing them and their looks on a pedestal.

    Which is precisely why we have to keep bringing it up. White female overconfidence got old a very long time ago and I'm more than happy to assist in its demise.

    We need to constantly bring it up and state bluntly, "I guess this film wasn't for you. I guess a bunch of white guys decided to make this film/show for other white guys who felt the same."

    Furthermore, BW/WM in media really isn't going anywhere. I'd prefer to see an equal or greater rise in BW/AM myself, but the fact is, BW/WM is on a steady increase, on TV, in big budget films, and in low budget films. It may not be an accurate reflection on reality, but it's telling nonetheless.

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  29. Student,

    I believe it. He went with Marsha Hunt and had a child by her. Deep down, I still feel that he has a thing for Black women and other POC's.

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  30. We most definitely have to keep bringing these things up and even more importantly we have to keep fighting for films and tv shows who get the representation of women of color right. Many white women try to drown out or silence women of color when they try to make their voices and opinions heared, especially when it comes to fandom having contact with writers and directors and white fans trying to down play or even ask for the removal of any postive images of women. Of color ,especially if women of color are shown in healthy loving relationships with the male leads. More BW/AM images would be nice too, but for now im just happy when black women are portrayed with out any stereotypical behavior or dysfunction and are allowed to be shown loved and valued by anyone.

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  31. LOL at Justin Chon, and glad Letoya Luckett is getting more film roles.

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  32. "...Nawlins. What...no Nawlins?"

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  33. White female overconfidence got old a very long time ago and I'm more than happy to assist in its demise.

    Heard that. I carry a shotty and a pack a blade; need some assistance in assisting? The death knells are SOUNDING!

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  34. http://www.letoyanews.com/2012/02/24/from-the-rough-movie-release-cancelled-until-further-notice/

    Well that explains why I can't find this anywhere.

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    1. Aw, Lawd...I had my suspicions, but Lawd.....

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  35. Have you heard about the film Belle he will be in? I don't know what his exact character is, but the story line sounds interesting none the less.

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