Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hilary Duff Dates a Black Dude...

That is, in her upcoming movie: Greta.

The Duffster teams up with Evan Ross (ATL, Pride) in a romantic comedy about inter-racial dating.

Here is IMDb's official synposis:

A waitress falls for an ambitious cook at a restaurant where they work. But as their love blossoms, she has to overcome concerns of her grandparents who are worried about the mixed-race relationship and her boyfriends criminal past.
It sounds perfect until it gets to the "criminal past" line. Why did they have to go there? It's oh-so-stereotypical and just lazy on the screenwriter's part. There are so many other creative and intriguing storylines they could have explored. Not all black men have criminal records. I wish Hollywood (and America) would finally get that.

Anyhow, I'm still excited to see this movie. I'm a big Hilary Duff fan. I can't even tell you how many times I've watched A Cinderella Story and Raise Your Voice. Plus, I'm delighted to see Evan Ross in a romantic comedy. He was so geeky cute in Pride.

Oh, and for those of you who have never heard of Ross before, he's actually biracial. He's Diane Ross' son and Tracee Ellis Ross' (Girlfriends) little brother.

(Hat tip to Invisible Woman...Black Cinema At Large)

2 comments:

Invisible Woman said...

Thank you :-)

SolShine7 said...

You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.