In case you were wondering, this is real life,. You are not having a nightmare. You did read the headline correctly. Actor/performer Jaden Smith has signed on to star in a tim titled “The Good Lord Bird” where he will play a cross-dressing slave.
According to reports, Smith will play the role of Henry “Onion” Shackelford in the film. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, the film follows the slave as he embarks on a mission to join the abolitionist movement fronted by John Brown. On his way to meet up with John Brown, Shackelford is mistaken for a woman. The film will also show Shackelford and Brown as they prepare to raid the Harper’s Ferry, which is one of the incidents that helped kick off the Civil War.
Just when you thought you were safe from being pelted with slave movies and black men in dresses, they combine both and make one film. does Hollywood really need to make another slave film? And does it need to have a cross-dressing slave in it as well? Let us know how you feel about this.
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