We’re going to lose millions of dollars on this film,’” Houghton told the Associated Press in an article celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic film. The movie made more money for Columbia than any film before it, earned 10 Oscar nominations — winning two — and landed among the 100 greatest movies selected by the American Film Institute.
The film, with its radical-for-its-time interracial romance, marked the first time a White actress and a Black actor kissed in a major motion picture.
While things have come a long way, we all know racism still exist, even in dating.
According to Pew Research Center data, the share of all interracial or interethnic marriages in America is at a historic high of 8.4%. Compare that with 1980, when less than 7% of new marriages took place between interracial couples and the share of overall marriages was just 3%. In 1987, Pew found that only 13% of Americans completely agreed that interracial dating was acceptable; that share grew to 56% in 2009.
For her latest video, Singh invited actor Adam De Vine to play her boyfriend and depict a quasi-reality of what it’s like for South Asian women to bring a white man home to their family.
Of course, Singh and De Vine’s spoof version of interracial dating is just one example of a possible scenario, but the intent to impress future in-laws, adopt cultures and try to convince your parents the last time you were fully naked was at birth all rings true.
Across the table from me was a South Korean guy who had watched videos of me eating KFC during his time serving for his home country's national military.
I'm one of those young chosen people who qualify as "Jew-ish" at best."Oh, I have a huge thing for Jewish guys.
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Some movie theaters in the South refused to show it.
Fifty years later, things have changed on screen and in real life.