The Blackest Black History Month just ended, and wea��re now in Melanin March, but folks are trying to steal our joy!
In October 2012, it was announced that a movie based on the iconic singer, activist and overall badass Nina Simone was being produced. Excitement quickly turned to confusion and then anger when we learned that the person playing her would beA�Zoe Saldana.
When pictures of Zoe Saldana on the set of NinaA�dropped three years ago and everyone saw the face paint and prosthetic nose that she had to don to bring the character to life, collective tantrums happened. She didna��t really bring Nina to life as much as she killed her dead, looking casket-sharp in some post-mortem makeup.
She looks utterly ridiculous and nothing like the resplendent Nina Simone.
Everyone assumed that common sense wouldA�catch up with the team behind the film and they would silently drop it and moonwalk out. But no. They just let the dust clear for three and a half years before making it rise from the ashes like an evil phoenix no one wanted to see.
On Tuesday, the filma��s official poster was released, and we found out the moviea��s release date. Wednesday, the trailer dropped, and all the cuss words in the world dropped from my mouth. It looks even worse than I imagined, and Zoea��s performance aina��t worth a lick nor does it redeem that horrific makeup job we initially saw in pics.