Life for actresses of color ain’t no crystal stair.
While their White counterparts have free reign to play a myriad of quirky, complicated, sexy, intense, comedic, or lighthearted roles, actresses of color are often relegated to a few choices: the sassy best friend, the funny sidekick, the fat, single friend, the help.
Despite the gains actresses of color have made in Hollywood, one spot continually remains illusive—the leading lady.
In Typecast, Tess Paras teamed up with fellow thespians Ayana Hampton and Haneefah Wood to remix Lorde’s Royals and call out the film industry for its lack of roles diverse for women of color.
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