While I was poking around my favorite film blog, Shadow & Act, I ran across a story about a Brazilian TV show that ran a special end of the world episode involving a white woman “becoming” a black woman to live out her dream of bedding a black man.

My first thought? What the hell? Seeing as interracial dating in Brazil isn’t taboo, I wondered why the woman didn’t just set out on her quest to sleep with a black man as herself. But this was for TV, and I’m guessing the producers wanted to add an extra twist to make the show more entertaining.

Gatas Negras of the blog, Black Women of Brazil gives a few more details about the show:

On the November 29th episode of Brazil’s Globo TV program Como aproveitar o fim do mundo (How to take advantage of the end of the world), actress Aline Moraes’s character Kátia artificially darkens her skin and dons an afro wig to “become” a black woman. Why? In Globo’s own take on the end of the world craze, Kátia wants do everything she hadn’t managed to do in her life up to that point including fixing the errors. So what does this have to do with looking like a black woman? Check out how the blog called Belezas Negras explained it in a post called “Black Face e o fim do mundo na TV Globo (Blackface and the end of the world on Globo TV)”:

“Globo TV tries to spread the in-vogue belief in the end of the world on the cabalistic day of 12/21/2012, a touch of anticipated spectacle on the couch.

“In its parody of the end of the world on TV, the series Como aproveitar o fim do mundo (How to take advantage of the end of the world) presents an episode in which a white actress, Aline Moraes, is made up as a black woman in order to accomplish one of her “last desires”: to fuck a black man. I used the word “fuck” because I find it more consistent with the final moment in time, straight up with no sweetener or false morality! After all, she only has a short time to accomplish the act.

“In the minds of the authors, by the fictional scene they created, this is one of those things that they believe some white women want at the last minute. The critical conclusion that they ultimately reached is consistent with the policy and standard imagery that Globo TV and its clan of writers commonly produce and exhibit through racist stereotypes offered to the public as entertainment.”

While Globo TV’s show may not have been explicitly racist, it certainly was in bad taste.  And considering Brazilian TV lacks substantial black representation, in spite of the fact the country has the largest black population outside of Nigeria, Globo TV’s decision to depict a white woman “becoming” a black woman simply to sleep with a man was even more problematic.

Check out a clip from the show and let us know what you think.

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  • Mr. Man

    Unfortunately this is true of many many men but of all ethnicities. And unfortunately its also very true of many many women of all ethnicities as well. For every nasty dude doin any female with a slit theirs a nasty woman under these same dudes who carries on the same.

    • EST. 1986

      “For every nasty dude doin any female with a slit theirs a nasty woman under these same dudes who carries on the same.”

      ‘Any female with a slit’, huh? I would hope men aren’t so desperate as to have sex with animals because that is against the law.

    • Well there are men out there who do have sex with animals, specifically donkeys and it’s a part of the culture. If interested, and needless to say is NSFW, here is a short doc about men in Colombia who have relations with donkeys: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=_VKWLC87Uzw&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D_VKWLC87Uzw

  • Mr. Man

    My comment was in response to ‘mypointiz’

    • Chillyroad

      You shouldn’t have responded to her comment because it was probably the most disgusting thing I have read on this site and it has more than a dozen thumbs up. I’m waiting for her comment to be deleted.

    • *crickets*

  • Hmmmmm

    I can’t be the only one thinking she looks much more attractive “black”?

    • Nic

      If you are a black man, not sure how many of your brethren would co-sign that…

    • Hmmmmm

      I’m actually a woman. I’m sure Ravi the illusionist would agree though.

  • Beautiful Mic

    Pure sickness

  • Beautiful Mic

    Looking like a biracial brown skinned…

    She proved not one point…

    I want to slap her.

    Let her go out looking like Ester Rolle (her ass can’t do that) and her experience will be different because a lot of black men don’t want women with that deep/strong see of sub-Saharan features.

    • Nic

      Seriously, she’d get way more black men by going out as her own white self…

    • A.

      Pretty much what I was thinking. Latin America is extremely color-struck, and in some ways is even more regressive than the US in terms of race relations. I know I’m making a sweeping generalization here, but I have a difficult time believing that a stereotypical black Latin man would willingly seek out a brown-skinned “black woman” with an afro (bad hair, oh noes!) to sleep with. I agree with you, Nic. She didn’t need to put on makeup if that’s all she wanted to do.