Monday, March 2, 2015
At Your Service
In recent years I have been gratified to see re-tellings of fairy tales like "Sleeping Beauty" that give the heroines more agency and even present a sympathetic view of powerful women who have been reviled as wicked witches. I intended to present an empowered heroine when I shot this video in 2013 but the actor I cast as the leading man just took over. Black men get kicked around so much I think our brothers need to see themselves as shinning black princes just as much as sisters long to see themselves as queens. So "At Your Service" is a damsel in distress story that puts a different face on the swashbuckling hero.