While i have not yet seen “The Sapphires” it is on my list because I love musicals and all the music from this film. It tells the story of four young indigenous Australian women who travel to Vietnam to entertain the troops, starring Deborah Mailman Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell as the fabulous girl-group The Sapphires, and Chris O’Dowd as their manager.
Here is the movie poster:
Aaaand here is the American version of the DVD cover:
What. is. this. bullshit.
So, someone asked Chris O’Dowd what he thought about it on Twitter:
Way to go Chris.
The negative implications of making a film about black women look like it’s about a white man should outweigh any marketing concerns. This film is not only about women, it’s about Indigenous women. That fact deserves to be celebrated.
Hiding those women and the colour of their skin under a veil of blue in a ridiculously photoshopped background – behind a man – is absurd.
The actresses’ names are Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Sharri Sebens and Miranda Tapsell. They are women. They are indigenous. And they are the stars of this movie.
That should be a selling point, not something pushed into the background.
Lots of movie stuf today it seems.