Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of the classic children’s book isn’t about budgets, creative license, or even Oprah. It’s a film by and for awkward Black girls. Finally.
We’ve seen the viral videos of Black parents shaming and whupping their teen daughters as a way to “protect” them. But the abuse may be putting the girls at risk for sexual harm.
Our columnist grew up in foster care, and knows all too well what it is like to be rendered invisible and reeling in emotional pain in a high-school classroom.