The Woman King
The director of “The Woman King” spoke out for the first time since the Oscars completely ignored the box-office hit.
It appears, once again, with snubs to both “The Woman King” and “Till,” that the Oscars don’t know what they are doing or even how to accurately evaluate Black cinema.
Gersha Phillips spoke about the role of clothes in telling stories and portraying a pre-colonial African kingdom.
The Viola Davis-led action epic easily conquered the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters.
The Oscar winner said she worked out for five hours a day for her role in the new action movie.
Director Gina Prince-Bythewood has a long history of deconstructing the way Black femininity is portrayed on screen — and her latest film is no exception.