Sunday, October 26, 2008

MUST SEE: "I'M THROUGH WITH WHITE GIRLS"


MY HOMIE OVER AT THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (a great blog that chronicles black cinema), JUST REMINDED ME TODAY TO INTRODUCE YALL TO THIS MOVIE; "I'M THROUGH WITH WHITE GIRLS: THE INEVITABLE UNDOING OF JAY BROOKS." I HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET, BUT IF SHE SAYS IT'S GOOD PLEASE BELIEVE IT'S MY NEXT NETFLIX LIST (if only I actually had netflix, ::sigh::). CHECK WHAT INVISIBLE WOMAN HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE FILM BELOW.

By that count, I’m Through with White Girls is a typical romantic-comedy, except that it’s not: In addition to being a rare romantic-comedy that actually roms and coms, it’s also unusually smart, clever, and contains an authentic social message that is neither trite nor self-serious. What’s unusual about the fact that Jay is a slacker geek graphic novelist is that he’s also African-American, and Catherine - an uber-feminist writer - is of mixed-race and happens to speak like a valley girl, both characters defying racial stereotypes. Jay’s history of commitment issues also all involve white girls, because black women have never found him particularly date-worthy. Nevertheless, he decides, after a series of bad relationships with a string of white women, to swear them off. Meanwhile, Jay’s quirky best friend (male best friends in romantic comedies are always quirky - check the archives), Matt (Ryan Alosio) is an unemployed white dude with a video-game obsession who, to win the affection of a white girl, studies rap music and embraces the hip-hop lifestyle.

- INVISIBLE WOMAN


CHECK THE TRAILER BELOW.


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