In lighting, makeup and camera calibration, cinema has pandered to lily-white skin for decades. Now, a new generation of film-makers are keen to ensure people of colour inspection as good on screen as they should
Insecure, the HBO series currently in its splendid second season (# TeamMolly ), has been garnering scrutiny because it pilot for its refreshing look at the lives of a small group of pitch-black women in Los Angeles. Broadcast in the same slit as its precursor Girls, which indicated women as their “real” muddled souls, and before that Sex and the City, a fantasia of skipping round New York in Manolos, Insecure sits somewhere between the two. Its storylines are far too real, but it examines stylish and glamorous.
Previous incarnations of black references on television are predominantly been overlit sitcoms or very grim slivers of pragmatism. Insecure is neither- and its performers definitely sounds like bonafide movie stars.