For the most part about last year the world could not understand why it was necessary for a lot of Hollywood stars to make themselves lighter just to get more recognition, but a short documentary now shows that some actresses also had to make their skin look darker to get particular roles.
One of such actresses is Raven Symone, who revealed that she had to go to a tanning room three times a week just to get herself ready for her breakthrough show, ‘That’s so Raven’.
The documentary, called ‘Lighter Girls’ is a follow-up to the 2011 critically acclaimed broadcasted documentary “Dark Girls.” The film project, directed by famed veteran director and actor Bill Duke, will reportedly offer a broader perspective on the subject of colorism in the Black community, along with all of its stereotypes and myths.
Hollywood faces such as actress Amber Rose, news woman Soledad O’Brien, ’70s high-fashion model Pat Cleveland, comedienne Kim Whitley, and legendary actress Diahann Carroll will also offer an introspective look on life as light-skinned Black women.
The Light Girls movie will also talk about the controversial topic of skin bleaching, and discuss how Hollywood may often go with darker-skinned actresses instead of lighter-skinned actresses to prove that they aren’t biased toward light girls.
“Light Girls” will air on Monday, January 19th at 9:00 pm on the OWN Network.
Watch the trailer below: