Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
The controversial films were an example of Black empowerment, and their mark can still be seen in filmmaking today.
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
It’s not just this particular Netflix original either. There seems to be an endless amount of films using this tired trope.
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
Why is this romance so important? You won’t see stereotypical tropes about black people here — just couples trying to navigate the tricky world of love.
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