The Twitter discourse on Lena Waithe and #THEM leads me too believe that there are people who don't watch enough films & television. How else to explain why they think that Hollywood "only makes Black trauma porn".

No, Hollywood makes varied projects. Y'all just don't watch them. Well I'm here to help you. Here's a list of films you can watch starring Black folks that are NOT Black Trauma Porn: 2/18

The Forty-Year Old Version (Netflix): Radha is a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, who is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. Reinventing herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime, she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater in order to find her true voice. 3/18
Jingle Jangle (Netflix): An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever. 4/18
Da 5 Bloods (Netflix): Four African-American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.

Fatal Affair (Netflix): Ellie tries to mend her marriage with her husband Marcus after a brief encounter with an old friend, David, only to find that David is more dangerous and unstable than she'd realized.

Uncorked (Netflix): Elijah must balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father's expectations that he carry on the family's Memphis BBQ joint.

Dolemite is My Name (Netflix): Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

See You Yesterday (Netflix): Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas, build makeshift time machines to save C.J.'s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.

Jaunita (Netflix): A Columbus, Ohio woman takes a Greyhound bus to Butte, Montana, where she reinvents herself and meets an interesting cast of characters at a French-cuisine restaurant.

High Flying Bird (Netflix): The film follows a sports agent who must pull off a plan in 72 hours, pitching a controversial opportunity to his client, a rookie basketball player during the company’s lockout. 

Nappily Ever After (Netflix): Violet Jones tired of waiting for her longtime boyfriend to propose, breaks up with him. But old feelings, and heaps of jealousy, no doubt, arise when he promptly begins dating another woman.

Burning Sands (Netflix): Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.

Miss Juneteenth (VOD): A single mother is the former winner of the local Miss Juneteenth pageant which offers full scholarships to college. She enters her 15-year-old daughter, Kai in the same pageant despite her daughter's obvious lack of enthusiasm.

Sylvie's Love (Amazon): When a young woman meets an aspiring saxophonist in her father's record shop in 1950s Harlem, their love ignites a sweeping romance that transcends changing times, geography, and professional success.

Fatale (VOD): After a one-night stand, a successful married man finds himself entangled in a cunning police detective's latest investigation.

Project Power (Netflix): When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local cop must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Amazon): The Last Black Man in San Francisco centers on the efforts of a young Black man to reclaim his childhood home, a now-expensive Victorian house in a gentrified neighborhood of San Francisco.


That's 16 films that don't depict Black Trauma Porn. You've got sci fi, biopics, romance, comedy, action, drama, holiday, etc. You've got it all. And they ALL came out in the past three years.
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