I don’t think so. It’s a conspiracy, and I’m not the conspiracy theory type.
But ever since Mandingo had his way onscreen with Missy and America caught a glimpse of unleashed black male power meat rasslin’ with a white woman…
…Hollywood’s been trying to mammify the black man ever since. Of course, there are exceptions. Will’s been able to get away with not having to go all plump-and-drag on us. He’s so incredibly likable, America didn’t even flinch when he showed us his ENTIRE ass in that shower scene at the beginning of I, Robot.
But Will’s an exception. And so is Ice Cube.
No, I definitely can’t see Ice Cube putting on a fat suit and a dress. He’ll shoot a muhfucka first. But brothers, beware. This is fast becoming the measure of success for a black man in Hollywood. You’re nobody till you’re in a fat suit and drag.
I wonder how Terrence Howard’s gonna look in one.
He’s so damn pretty. He’ll make a gorgeous mammy.