Bruce Reid Robinson II, on 18 March 2013 - 07:05 AM, said:
But like Shariq said, there just aren't very many black filmmakers around. Several of my friends don't like Tyler Perry but they still see his movies because they want to support a studio that gives black actors a shot. Even in terrible roles.
We definitely need more black filmmakers. Perry's stuff may not be outright racist, but it is sexist. And homophobic. It would be nice if we had a greater number of successful black filmmakers out there so that people wouldn't feel compelled to support Perry when even they admit he's awful. Like Jeremy said, 'That shit is depressing'.
It seems like back in the 90s there was a much bigger black presence in entertainment, at least on TV. We had Martin, Living Single, In Living Color, Roc, etc. And they were all popular network shows. It's like in the 2000s we stepped backward for some reason.