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Halle Berry has a new movie coming out this spring and it looks like it’s going to be a good one.
The biopic, “Frankie and Alice,” revolves around the life of Frankie Murdoch, a Black ’70s go-go dancer who struggles to maintain her sanity after finding out she suffers from multiple-personality disorder. Interestingly, Frankie struggled with two distinct personalities — a 7-year-old version of herself and Alice, a Caucasian bigot southern belle who was constantly in conflict with Frankie’s actual race and culture.
For the movie, Halle will transform herself in a way we’ve never seen her before, which many speculate could mean major critical acclaim. “Frankie and Alice” was actually made in 2008 and already released in Europe in 2010, and at the time many expected Halle to pick up an Oscar nomination, but no such luck. This time around, the movie will hit U.S. theaters April 4, 2014, and though the Academy may not be checking for it a second time around, audiences and American critics likely will. Check out the trailer in the video below and tell us what you think.
Will you go see “Frankie and Alice”?
Madame Noire sat down with this chocolatey, Canadian actor to discuss his career, his breakout role in “Red Riding Hood” his singleness, and what it was like kissing Halle Berry in “Frankie and Alice”. Check the video below.
Halle Berry has been all up in the news as of late, with custody battles, a new boyfriend and her recent Ebony interview, Berry is getting plenty of publicity.
In the March 2011 issue of Ebony, Berry told the magazine she had not abandoned black people and that she was still very connected to her community. She said the race of her daughter’s father and the race of her latest boyfriend doesn’t detract from either her or her daughter’s racial identity. Berry told Ebony, in a quote that’s since raised some eyebrows, that her daughter will eventually have to choose her identity for herself but she feels she’s black.
“I feel she’s black. I’m black and I’m her mother, and I believe in the one-drop theory.”
A writer over a Black Voices, wonders why Berry has to rationalize her decision to date outside of her race, when other prominent black actors and artists have never felt the need to do so. She concluded that Berry’s assertion of not having abandoned her community was a ploy to get the black community to support her latest film. You can read the entire article here.
How do you feel about the one- drop theory and do you think Berry is just trying to get black folk to see her movie?