Yesterday we posted the first movie poster for the upcoming Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana. The poster wasn’t great, and now the trailer for the film has been released and, unfortunately, it’s even worse.
It is obvious throughout that Saldana has copious amount of makeup applied to her face and body to maker her appear darker (why oh WHY did they not cast Viola Davis or Adepero Oduye??) Her afro wigs are inconsistent and she doesn’t come close to mimicking Simone’s distinctive voice. See for yourself…
For reference, here is an interview Nina Simone did discussing why she is so unapologetically pro-black.
Ladies what are your thoughts?