No Sassy Black Girl Or Token Friend Here: 10 Shows And Movies We Love That Showcase Strong Black Female Leads

- By

Precious: Gabourey Sidibe

The award-winning film Precious follows the life of title character Claireece “Precious” Jones, a 16-year-old, illiterate overweight girl who has two children from her father. Jones also suffers mental and physical abuse at the hand of her mother. After running away from home, Jones struggles to support her child and continues her education before she discovers that she has contracted HIV from her abusive father. Despite all of these challenges, Precious is committed to making a better life for herself and her children.

Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed 200 words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section. XOXO-MN