JUNE 2015 NEWS
NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!
Zadie Smith writing Sci-Fi!!!!
Writer of 'White teeth' and all round enigmatic lady Zadie Smith is to make her screenwriting debut with French director Claire Denis on a sci-fi project!!! A sci-fi project!!
I am intensely excited, Zadie Smith is one of my favourite authors, aside from 'White Teeth', I love 'The Autograph Man' and the fairytale like atmosphere in 'On beauty’ (I hear this is being adapted for screen too!!). To hear she is going to be working on a sci-fi screenplay ticks all of my geek boxes in one go and I for one can’t wait!!
What will she write about? I couldn’t predict from her previous work, but I know the characters will be interesting and complex and hopefully there will be some of Smith’s witty observations on the cultural juxtapositions they face.
I wait with bated breathe...
NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!
Toonami bringing 'Michiko & Hatchin' and 'Kill La Kill' to your screen!
This month saw Toonami announce it will be showing two Anime's, yes two Anime's this Summer, both with Kick ass Female protagonists!! Okay okay, so if you're a complete Anime Otaku like me then these two Anime's are not new, but who cares, its great to see them given time on western media.
As well as being a badass, as you can see Michiko is a person of colour, (albeit the acceptable, light skin and good hair version) & peeps on the internet are getting excited because it means more cosplay inspiration!!
Michiko & Hatchin follows the rebel as she Michiko escapes from prison, rescues her daughter, Hatchin, from her abusive foster parents and make a break for freedom. With a catchy soundtrack, action packed scenes and a whole lot of sass, Michiko & Hatchin is bound to entertain you.
Michiko & Hatchin is available from 20th June and Kill La Kill from August 20th!!
See here for more on Kill La Kill
Cuba Holds its First Natural Hair Competition!
In an effort to restore Black pride in Cuba, Havana perfomance artist Susana Delahante held a Black Hair competition, showcasing Natural, Braided and Dreadlocked hair. The event took place on Saturday 13th June in Havana , Cuba and featured over 70 contestants from Black and Mixed race heritage.
With many Cubans not wishing to identify as Black and stories of discrimination towards darker skin, it's refreshing to see Cuban people taking back pride in their beautiful Black skin.
"I wanted to do something that legitimized my hair, this undervalued type of hair," said Delahante, who wears her hair in a tight Afro style. "This competition is about something that has merit and needs to be rewarded." (Taken from the website)
Delahante and participants in the competition described it as a way of rebuilding pride among Afro-Cuban women in a society where kinky hair and black skin often are seen as less beautiful than straight locks and pale complexions. (Taken from the website)