Should JANET JACKSON play Miss Hannigan in the new black "Annie" movie?
Can we start a petition?
Can Mo'Nique sing? If so, then her.
In her new burqa?
No. She'd be expected to circumcise the girl orphans with a machete, considering her rich crazy husband's "culture."
Dear lord, black Annie? Will the wealthy benefactor sweep little blorphan Annie off her feet to live a life of luxury in a trailer?
Clearly the color purple and roots need a white remake as well.
Will she burn Annie with an iron in this version?
Sandra Bullock is in talks (I kid you not). It's ok for the villain to be white.
Sandra Bullock is close to signing for it, OP.
She'll probably get it, it's a boon for the producers.
I didn't realize that "orphan" indicated parent-less white child and that when a parent-less child is black, you add a "bl" to indicate this.
Oh wait... you were making a "funny."
You must also think Jim is the funnier Belushi brother.
So Jada evidently was not a lock for that role.
Janet Jackson whispering the song "Little Girls" would be hilarious.
Is Jaz Z going to "write the score" for this one too?
Jay-Z already sampled "It's a Hard-Knock Life" 10 years ago. I remember my brother was surprised that I knew the chorus section ("It's a hard-knock life for us / It's a hard-knock life for us / Instead of treated we get licked / Instead of kisses we get kicked / It's a hard-knock life!") because I don't listen to rap. I told him, "It's from 'Annie'!" That surprised HIM.
Will the title of this movie be changed to A'NnieQui'sha?
You're a RIOT, R14.
George Clooney should play Martin Luther King Jr. in the new all white film about the civil rights movement.
[quote] George Clooney should play Martin Luther King Jr. in the new all white film about the civil rights movement.
Yes, because Annie, a show where an orphan adopted by a billionaire pushes everyone to accept the New Deal by singing to FDR, is essential to Caucasian identity and identity politics as a whole.
R16, get back to us when you learn the definition of "analogy."
R4, R16. You totally miss the point. "Annie" is not an experience unique to white girls. Roots, The Color Purple, and especially MLK are experiences (and people) unique to African Americans. You two were probably screaming the same shit when they redid that uniquely white story "Steel Magnolias" (because no black woman has ever had a daughter who died). You racists are so tiresome.
Can this Quevenenehe whatever the fuck her name is even sing??
r20 I'm back. STFU. If a black Annie is not racist, a white Martin Luther King Jr. isn't racist either.
The Q child is being pushed on us big time. I don't like it.
r21 the civil rights movement is not unique to black people
A white Martin Luther King Jr isn't racist per se, it's just fucking stupid.
Whereas I can't imagine seeing a black Annie and thinking "this story no longer makes any sense!"
You're a fucking idiot.
Ewan McGregor would be an excellent Malcom X.
Jesus--how many damn "Annie" movies do we need? There was only one "Oklahoma" movie, ffs!
r26 Why make a black Annie? Why not just make the black EQUIVALENT to Annie?
Annie is white. She's not black.
You're back for what reason, R20? Here to show us that you not only don't know the definition of analogy, but showing everyone you're downright stupid?
[quote] Annie is white. She's not black.
She's also a fictional character.
r30 = That time of the month again.
What about "Trannie"!!??
RuPaul,dying to escape LOGO.
Making a black Annie only shows how desperate black people are. LOL. Come up with your own shit!
MAKE THE BLACK EQUIVALENT TO ANNIE!!!
I didn't say the civil rights movement was unique to black people, R25-in fact, I included the word people (meaning MLK) in my response.
[quote] MAKE THE BLACK EQUIVALENT TO ANNIE!!!
They did. It was called Precious. There ain't no happy ending either, gurl.
I don't understand the concept and I will not watch it.
Like when the UK put a black woman as Gweniviere in the recent Arthurian legend. She was not even beautiful either. Thankfully her role diminished as time went on.
Annie is a white girl. Leave Annie alone! Why are blacks jealous of Annie?
Imagine being so unhinged that a black actress playing Annie upsets you because it's unrealistic, but the idea of a billionaire opening his home to an orphaned child seems realistic.
N-E: Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Dog
Actually, all Janet has to do is channel...herself. I mean the lady who chased Michael Jackson's kids to their house, and grabbed Paris who had to call security. The Janet who drugged and kidnapped her own mother, holding her ransom, incommunicado, in effect, at a Spa, because Katherine "wasn't feeling well." Yeah, come to think of it, Janet would do very well.
r38 Fucking hell!!! Guinevere is WHITE.
A black man should play Bill Clinton. A black boy should play Christopher Robin. Miss Marple is actually a black woman.
I dunno..take a gander at who they are considering....
[bold] Sandra Bullock in Talks to Star in Sony's 'Annie' Remake [/bold]
We should call all-black remakes of movies bladaptions from now on.
Not one frame has been shot yet and it already promises to be a trainwreck!
Mother of God, the attempts at humor. The stupid...it burns!
It's not like "Annie" has really been done correctly yet. The 1982 film was flat and dingy looking. The 1999 made for TV movie was okay and Andrea McArdle's cameo is wonderful but otherwise...
I know it may slow things down on film but can't they do "We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover" this time?
R48 The 1999 version was more faithful to the original Broadway musical than the overblown 82 film, although Rob Marshall's direction was pretty repetitive (practically all of Kathy Bates' numbers ended with her storming through a door!). *Whispers* I won't even mention the black "Grace Farrell" character, played by the wonderful Audra McDonald, lest the racists here start screaming how she "should've played Warbucks' maid, not secretary! It was the Depression era, after all..." yada, yada.
My god, the DL racists are going off the rails. Those old queens must have flipped their wigs (literally) when Pearl Bailey played Dolly Levi and the all-black version of "Guys and Dolls" premiered.
I hope this flops like "The Wiz" did
When I was a kid, I found a book of "Orphan Annie" cartoons from the 1930s, and was astonished at how right-wing and racist they were. Annie continually rants against child labor laws and expecting rich bastards like Warbucks to pay taxes. Non-whites are portrayed as inhuman stereotypes, and author hates everything about the New Deal.
I'm sure the author would have hated the pro-New-Deal musical, but the idea of an all-black-pro-new-deal musical must be making him spin in his grave like a machine lathe!
Therefore, I'm for it.
What millionaire in the thirties would adopt a black girl?
I guess it will be Daddy Warcents?
I hope Diana Ross plays Annie. She was so good as Dorothy.
Is this new bladaptation going to be set in the 1930s? If so, how are they going to add hip hop numbers to the hijacked score and have Annie and Grace do American Idol style melismatic runs every time they open their mouths to sing?
[quote]Can this Quevenenehe whatever the fuck her name is even sing??
Fuck you, bitch! Quvenzhane be black! She don't sing, she SANGS!!!!!!
Quevenenehe? Buy a vowel, bitch.
Go back to your trailer Jennifer. Your cousin be wantin' some sex witchu.
As I understood it from an older article, the remake is set in current times, with Jay Z updating the music.
She's too fat and old, OP.
It would scare the chirren.
If this is going to be modern times, what is little blorphan Annie's backstory?
I think Whitney should play Miss Hannigan. She's been real quiet lately. What's she been up to?
White people owe black people shit. SHIT, I tell you!
[Quote]I think Whitney should play Miss Hannigan. She's been real quiet lately. What's she been up to?
I hear she's just lying around on her back all day. I have that on good authority.
I still don't think it's going to happen.
But if it does, the very heterosexual Tyler Perry should play Hannigan. LERD!
Does Annie have a Red weave and a pet pitbull?
Tyler Perry or Oprah could be Warbucks!
Miss Blannigan needs to be a crack whore not a drunk.
I see less a black version than a ghetto version. Move the orphanage from NYC to Watts.
R71 - Yes, plus she has to walk the dog with the leash wrapped around her elbow so she doesn't break her 6" nails that have been freshly bedazzled. There is rumor of her carrying a razor and can of mace in her purse.
R72. Two words. New Orleans
This thread makes no sense.
The sun'll come out, fo' shizzle.
Bet your black-ass bottom that fo' shizzle
There be sun.
r74, you are soooooo right!
And it's not an orphanage, it's a whore house with trick babies.
It's so obvious that they drown the baby boys and only keep the girls.
R77 Little Blorphan Anneeneequisha will come complete with hooker heels, fishnet stockings, a riding crop and fresh crack pipes wrapped in cellophane, for those discerning gentleman callers.
Oops, I forgot a detail. Daddy Whorecents will have to take out his gold teefs and hide them so Annneeneequisha doesn't ether him, pull them out with pliars, and trade them for a fix.
I remember our thread about the black community being up in arms over a white woman, and not a black woman playing Cleopatra, because everyone knows that Miss Cleo was a black girl.
Bippity boppity bump
She doesn't really sing or act very well and is about as funny as dry wall...soo no.
Janet Jackson and Melanie Griffith could be signed to do a whisper smack-down.
Alfre Woodard for Miss Hannigan!
Kim Field's Mama...
Couple of white trash losers in this thread who won't let it go, will they.