Well, it’s here. Based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett, the film adaptation of The Help is set to hit theaters this August.
The Help depicts the relationship between a White family and their African-American maids in the South during the chaotic time of 1960s. Many praised the book, but the novel’s real inspiration, Ablene Cooper, sued writer Kathryn Stockett earlier this year claiming the novel “used her name and likeness without permission and with embarrassing results.”
Although the controversy surrounding the novel’s author still persists, many are impatiently waiting for the film.
Recently, DreamWorks released the trailer for the much-anticipated film, and many Black bloggers are buzzing about the possibility of an Oscar nod for the film’s Black actresses.
Tambay from the film blog Shadow and Act commented that the film “likely represents the best possibility for an Oscar nomination by a black actor/actress this year (in Viola Davis and/or Octavia Spencer).”
We’ll keep our fingers crossed.