In lighting, makeup and camera calibration, cinema has pandered to white bark for decades. Now, a new generation of film-makers are keen to ensure people of colour seek as good on screen as they should
Insecure, the HBO series currently in its fabulous second season (# TeamMolly ), has been garnering tending because it captain for its refreshing look at the well-being of a small group of pitch-black women in Los Angeles. Broadcast in the same slit as its precursor Girls, which demo dames as their “real” muddled selves, and before that Gender and the City, a fantasia of bouncing round New York in Manolos, Insecure sits somewhere between the two. Its storylines are far too real, but it seems stylish and glamorous.
Previous incarnations of black people on television have mainly been overlit sitcoms or very gloomy slices of pragmatism. Insecure is neither- and its actors definitely sounds like bonafide movie stars.