Interracial dating and hollywood
Think of the narratives that we so often see played out in movies about interracial relationships.First, it’s almost always a black and white couple ― this year’s Oscar-nominated “Lion,” starring Dev Patel, was one of the rare instances of seeing an Asian man in an on-screen romance with a woman of a different race.Of course, this didn’t stop filmmakers from tiptoeing on the line between what could and could not be shown ― romances between white actors and starlets like Josephine Baker and Dorothy Dandridge in the 1930s and ‘50s were implied, though never consummated with a kiss.But Hollywood romance, of course, is all about the kiss.
We’re past films that gawk at the novelty of a black person and a white person in a relationship.
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talk show host Tamera Mowry has been open and honest about the criticism she’s received over her interracial relationship with husband, Adam Housley, but shared with PEOPLE that she was raised not to see color, saying, “I was raised to see character.
One of the earliest depictions of a black man and a white woman together on screen was D. Griffith’s 1915 film “The Birth of a Nation,” where the black man was depicted as a stereotypical, sex-crazed rapist eager to steal the innocence of a white girl.
In the 1930s, anti-miscegenation laws made interracial relationships a taboo, and the industry’s strict Hays Code made it so that mixed-race relationships in movies were not only taboo ― they were also forbidden on screen.