Within the last 15 years a Black romance movie seems to not exist unless it stars Taye Diggs, Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, or Sanaa Lathan (Paula Patton could also be included in this). It’s true. We know this and for the most part aren’t bothered because we still go to the movies to see them. Last week I pit Poetic Justice against Love Jones in a debate for the superior romance film. They weren’t two films one would necessarily think to compare; but it made sense. Going into Valentine’s Day, we’re doing the same for two that are even more similar: Brown Sugar and Love & Basketball.
Essentially, this is the debate of romance with a subject being the driving force of the story. I didn’t think about it at first; but this Throwback Thursday debate could also be dubbed the “Which Sanaa Lathan Movie is Better?”