Black women speak about "Girls Trip" movie
You are critiquing a movie trailer, and making generalizations about an entire movie that you have not seen, really? "It seems to be perpetuating.... It seems...." The problem with this review is that you have really have no information here that you are basing your critque on. Also, Black people are not consistently portrayed the same way in movies today. This is a 1990s troupe that does not fit today's reality. There are many different entertainment outlets and platforms and people get their information from so many sources the argument that there is one lens is just not accurate. If you don't want to view the movie, watch something else. There are many options today.
There was just the movie about the Black women who help put a man on the moon.
I would love to have a discussion with you ladies after you have viewed the movie
Just as we have many radio stations on the dial, perhaps this movie channel isn't for everyone. We all know about the casting couch and we all know that whomever's paying for the project has in most cases the last word. Also, I grew up counting brown skins on television and would watch a show or movie to support them because truth be told, there aren't enough roles to go around for anyone working hard to get in the game. Flash forward to today, the powers that be are not likely to change their ways of promoting negative stereotypes, especially if it sells. Always know that Hollywood operates o a 10-year production cycle. Meaning, this story was no doubt written a few years back for a white cast and I'm sure someone sold them on changing a few scenes to fit the women we see today. Personally, I'm tired of seeing the all male scripts with cross dressing scenes and booty references (I'll reserve my opinion for another time). I have yet to see the film although one of my homegirls attended a movie night with over 10 other women and they all seemed to enjoy it. Or maybe they enjoyed just being out with each other. I'm glad to see these actors doing their thing and I'm happy to see the diversity in the ensemble of talent. Lastly, anyone can have an opinion but how many people are willing to pitch in and help with the cause. In my line of work, I've found that there are 3-types of people in this world; Those that make things happen, those that watch things happen, and those that ask "What tha cuss just happened" I lent my office as a location for a local director looking to showcase his directing capabilities: https://vimeo.com/185152348
Ladies, it seems irresponsible to judge a movie based off a trailer. I would encourage you to see the film and then give your opinion. We do not have to like or support every film that is marketed to us (black people), but we can at least be knowledgeable and fair in our critiques, especially when we have influential platforms such as yours.