NPR- Black Actors in Love Scenes: No Need to Apply
If you go to IMDB.com, the Internet Movie Data Base, you'll find a disturbing statistical blip. Of the roughly 350 films that have earned more than $100 million, about 50 of them have love scenes. You know the drill: Boy kisses girl, they sink together onto a bed, more kissing and touching, fade to black...
If you scan the same list for American films with non-white leads (again, there are about 50), you'll find love scenes in zero percent. That's right, zero. No blacks. No Latinos. No Asians. Hollywood makes such films; you can find them further down on the list. But America won't watch them.
Read the take on this on Rachel's Tavern (a great blog about race, pop culture +)
What do you think??? Why is this the case? It is American audiences? American values? Ideology? Strange phenom? Why ZERO people of color in these roles in top grossing film?