That LisaRaye…if there’s one thing you can say about her, it’s that she finds a way to stay busy. In her latest endeavor, LisaRaye is stepping behind the camera to direct a new feature film about colorism, beauty standards and self love.
It’s called “Skinned.”
“Skinned” follows a young woman named Jolie, played by Jasmine Burke, who is tormented in school for being darker complected. And I mean really tormented. There was one particular moment that was especially jarring. As a result, when she gets older Jolie decides to bleach her skin “in an attempt to capture the heart of the perfect suitor…” The bleaching also leads to the detriment of her health. The serious detriment.
Now that Jolie is married, she’s learned that thanks to the chemicals found in her skin bleaching cream she can not conceive children and she has skin cancer… and has six months left to live.
But I must say, after watching the trailer, the story, although it’s one we’ve heard before, seems like it has some promise.
Take a look at it below and let us know what you think. Will you check it out?