One woman rolled her eyes skyward when I asked her whether she liked the film, when she signified that "Georgia sure has changed a lot. Fans and critics have insisted that if a black woman actress plays a nude scene in any way even beyond the recognizable prostitute , there must be something 'wrong' with her, i. Share 69 shares The flared pants of her jumpsuit pooled down over her black sandal heels and she added a narrow black ribbon tied around her neck. It is a story of a man and a woman who have crappy lives, due to outside influence as well as their own faults. I left the critic's 2nd quote about how racism is used there, mostly because of the editorial opinions expressed above. No doubt, sexual fear and jealousy and separatist views abounded in this discussion. One in particular was the syndicated film reviewer and columnist Esther Iverem, who seemed to spearhead one attack on Berry. I am not sure whether it still exists, and I no longer have the actual link. News flash - we're a rather liberal thinking and intelligent people. Gwyneth's boobs are so Other African Americans, using biological determinism, suggested that a real black woman--that is, someone who was not biracial--would not authentically represent black people in this manner. And while the interracial slant was certainly a factor, most people seemed to be more insulted by the fact that the white man was a racist, as opposed to be white. I made the change because there's no clear message that Leticia drinks frequently, now or in the past, or that her drinking is part of her financial difficulties at all. So let's not generalize and say many people hold those stereotypes of black women when they may be just the writers own stereotypes. Even if Berry continues to work in mediocre roles and no one says that she probably has to pay the bills for her failed marriages, her accidents, and to simply stay afloat like other actors while she happens on better scripts , I believe that in at least this one role, she stood apart, and for this, she deserves some respect. Swank's scenes were actually more graphic.