Typically, I don’t get excited about classic move remakes. Okay, okay, I’m a huge grump when a beloved classic remake hits the big screen. But this one, I am fucking stoked!!
If you haven’t heard, the remake of the movie Annie is going to star Quvenzhané Wallis. The new Annie is black, THE NEW ANNIE IS BLACK!!!!
This is HUGE for us. Check this out below:
Yes, this is my child’s favorite movie! Well, okay, if you ask her on any given day, there could be a number of favorite movies. It really is one of her favorite movies. She’s watched it multiple times. She sings the songs from the movie and has even discussed how her hair is similar in texture to Annie’s. She’s going to go GA GA!
Watch the trailer here:
If you don’t think that’s a big deal, picture having a daughter who says things like this:
“Mama, all the shows I like only have one girl with brown skin.”
“How come all the best books and movies only have people with white skin, Mama?”
“Mama, look! I think my skin is getting whiter!”
And lest you wonder if somehow she’s getting the impression at home that white skin is better, you’d be severely wrong. We discuss our differences all the time. I tell her she’s beautiful. I make sure that she knows that black is beautiful. Brown is gorgeous. And her hair is simply divine. Nope, it’s not coming from anywhere but the media.
Now, the grump in me says that if not for having a daughter with brown skin, I might be not quite as excited about Annie being played by someone without red hair. Sure, I get it. Some may be disappointed.
Heck, there will be probably be an outcry. I know I won’t be able to avoid the racist, comments that are
coming already happening.
But for now, I’m going to revel in this news.
And you can bet your bottom dollar that we’ll be lining up to see this movie when it comes out on Dec. 19!
(I’ll save y’all from the cheesy Sun Is Gonna Come Out Tomorrow line in my head.) But damn, I’m excited!
Now go watch the trailer again.