Based on the true life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed–race daughter of a British Naval officer and an African woman. the story tracks Dido as she is raised by her father’s aristocratic uncle. Though she is raised in privilege alongside her cousin Elizabeth, she must contend with classism and a society that still views her as inferior.
Wow. I briefly heard of this film when it set to premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, but I glossed over it in favor of the high profile 12 Years a Slave since it dealt with similar themes of black freedom/privilege of a real historical character in society amidst the dark cloud of slavery. However, seeing the trailer, I think this one has its own distinct message. While 12 Years a Slave is very much an American story, Belle affords a look into both the perspective of slavery in England and the perspective of a female caught between two extreme social standings. As I think alot of people missed out on hearing about this movie, I wanted to share the trailer. The trailer gives us an indication of just how great the lead actress, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, must be in this. Belle will be released in US theaters May 2nd.
EVERYONE PUT THIS GIF ON YOUR BLOG IMMEDIATLY IT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM THE VIRUS!!
WHATS THE HUMAN TORCHS FAVORITE KIND OF WEAPON i scream as the building continues to collapse around us. you begin to cry. FIREARMS i yell but there is no response
WHERE are they getting this stuff !!
another set of commissioned dragon hoards ! the cat hoarder and the kitten hoarder are best friends and sometimes let their charges meet for playdates
I am the plant hoarder. And the art supply hoarder. Oh dear.
HOARD OF COCKATIELS! AHHH!
I NEED ALL OF THESE *SCREECH*
COOL DATE IDEA: take a really long nap with me
Most likely the best post ever.
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