French folks who wanted to see the movie ‘Think Like a Man’ in their country are out of luck. We hear that the successful movie will not be viewable to a French audience because it has a all black cast.
“Black actor and producer Tyler Perry’s movies are never scheduled in any French movie theaters or are only released in DVDs, even though he has been used to leading the U.S. box office, as with Why Did I Get Married? and For Colored Girls,” wrote a French writer. “The French society acts hypocritically, when it refuses to show movies from black producers who earn millions from conveying a positive message to the African diaspora through their films.”
Furthermore Think Like a Man‘s predominantly black cast is a suspected factor for the film’s prohibition. “Surprising as it may be, the answer lies in the fact that the film [Think Like a Man] has an all-black cast, ” the writer continued. “French cinema is often pointed at for not fairly displaying all components of the country’s multiethnic population.”
The writer also noted that a recent film played in the country earned an award for an African actor but stopped short of being a turning point for this obvious racial imbalance.
source: The Root