"Think Like a Man" Banned in France
Because cast lacks diversity?
Box office hit "Think Like a Man" has been banned in France and it's because "the film has an all-Black cast," according to Global Voices. And French African writers and moviegoers are taking note.
Global Voices said: "French cinema is often pointed at for not fairly displaying all components of the country's multiethnic population."
They sourced Martinican blogger Bondamanjak who discussed the controversial success of "Les Intouchables," which earned French African actor Omar Sy this year's Best Actor Cesar award. Bondamanjak said, "Sy was not initially shortlisted as a nominee for the Cesars. It was only when the ‘Intouchables' reached 19,000,000 viewers in theaters, that they acknowledged the wrong."
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Martinican blog People Bo Kay noted an article that said, "The French state has had a sociopolitical strategy which favors interracial relationships rather than valuing communities. In the comedy ‘Think like a Man', the focus is on black couples."
Female bloggers at La Scandaleuse pointed out that movie magazine Premiere once wrote, "this comedy has a conventional plot and no famous actors."
Global Voices also reported that Tyler Perry's movies are never scheduled in any French movie theaters or are only released in DVDs.