Angels Can't Help But Laugh (2006)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Film & Television History  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Bencic

From the "Mammy" archetype of Hattie McDaniel to the tragic-mulatto image of Dorothy Dandridge, African-American actresses have had to struggle with both negative stereotypes of black women in film and limited opportunities for major screen roles. This documentary from filmmaker Thomas S. Burns interviews 25 prominent black actresses about their experiences as African-American women in the Hollywood film industry, including Tichina Arnold, Regina King, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jasmine Guy, Tasha Smith, and Meagan Good.

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acting, African-American, Hollywood, media, stereotype