Props to ‘Precious?’

Props to “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire” for receiving major Golden Globe and Screen Actors guild nominations as well as NAACP Image Awards nods.  But it begs the question – can only stories about the trials of the inner-city and or pain of the black community receive praise?  While many say that this film is wrapped tight with all of the stereotyping one can imagine about black people – poor, illiterate, overweight, welfare queens – others say it’s a rise through pain to get to redemption.  I’m still on the fence about this.  I still want to see films for us that go beyond the grain – where’s our “Devil Wears Prada?”  Where’s our “It’s Complicated?”  “The Proposal?”

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