#BlackExcellence: Four Of Our Favorite Scenes From Gina Prince Bythewood’s Movies

August 18, 2016  |  
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 20: Writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood arrives at ELLE's 21st Annual Women In Hollywood at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 20: Writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood arrives at ELLE’s 21st Annual Women In Hollywood at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

After writing for A Different World and South Central for five years during the 1990’s, director Gina Prince Bythewood began to script her iconic movie, Love & Basketball. Since its release sixteen years ago, Prince Bythewood directed and released The Secret Life of Bees and Beyond the Lights. Noted for always depicting people of color outside of stereotypes, here are five of our favorites scenes (in GIFS) of Gina Prince Bythewood’s movies.

The Secret Life of Bees

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In this scene of The Secret Life of Bees, June (Alicia Keys) is confronted about being a commitment-phobe by her boyfriend.

Love And Basketball

Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Q (Omar Epps) go through a variety of ups and downs and yet always seem to find their way back to each other, no matter their age.

Beyond Of The Lights

The most riveting scene from Prince Bythewood’s Beyond the Lights is Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s character Noni Jean being saved from committing suicide.

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