Thursday, April 07, 2005

She Ain't All That

Am I a "hater" because I don't think Halle Berry is all that? I've heard countless men tell me that I don't compare to her which is why I'm always hatin' on her. Whatever. I don't really care what people think and I don't think the woman is all that.

I give her props for her oscar... big whoops. Why that is her measure of success is beyond me. I don't agree with the role she took to do it. Heather Hunter could have played that role, if you ask me. I don't think she's an exceptional actress. Her acting has NEVER made me believe in her character. I'm like... that's Halle Berry acting like a slave. Did yall see QUEEN? Or... that's Halle Berry acting like a single mom. Monsters Ball. And oh my, she overdid it in BAPS. Though I love the movie, I was not feelin' her performance. Fa real. And I didn't think she was convincing, at all, in Losing Isaiah. Funny thing though, I thought she was good in Boomerang. That's the extent of my admiration for her.... if that! I kinda liked her in X-Men... but how is she gonna go from being 'Storm' to being CatWoman? **SMH** I'm sorry but Eartha Kitt CANNOT be replaced!

So why all the hate for Halle Berry? Cuz I just don't think she's all that!

Is she the standard of beauty? Men swoon over her. Women too.... as if to say other black actresses aren't as beautiful. Vanessa Williams was once the standard of beauty according to the media... back in her Miss America days. So the standard of beauty calls for COMPLETELY undressing for the camera? Is that how it goes? Or maybe you have to be half Caucasian to crossover into the general audience instead of being accepted by a minority audience?

Women who WILL NOT sell themselves short get NO recognition. I happen to think Angela Bassett is an EXCELLENT, CONVINCING actress in every role she has taken on. I'm a big Angela fan. I loved her performance in Waiting to Exhale... she smoked the hell out that cigarette in the fire scene! LOL.... and she is Betty Shabazz... whether it was in Malcolm X or Panther. She does her thang!

I am also a big Sanaa Lathan fan. That scar on her face is a slight imperfection but it makes her original, believable. Also, I just happen to think she is pure to her craft. She was outstanding in Blade and could have skipped Alien vs Predator. LOL.... Did yall see Catfish in Blackbean Sauce? That was a diverse role.

So anyway, when I was little, I seen Chaka Khan in that video "I Feel For You". I thought she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen in my life. She was round and curvy, had hair EVERYWHERE, a beautiful smile and cheeks for days. LOL. (What's weird is that's how I'd probably describe myself.) The media still skips a voluptuous woman in hopes of landing the next Halle. Either way, I'm sick of the media influencing the masses on what they think the standard of beauty should be. Give me Chaka over Halle all day, everyday!

I'm glad for Queen Latifah. She's making the magazine covers, hosting award shows, making movies, etc. etc. She's putting a different spin on the media's ideal of beauty. I don't think she's a great actress at all. She overacted in EVERY epidose of Living Single... but I'm glad it got airtime.
And I'm just glad she's out there to counter the ideal that ONLY petite women can be beautiful.

So maybe I'm not really hatin' on Halle... I'm hatin' on the media and how they impose their standard of beauty on the masses. I still don't think Halle is all that... but I may have been a little hard on her. Whatever... we can't please everyone! LOL


ShellyP said...

Ooh, girl, I am a HATER too! I agree that Halle isn't all that (nor is her acting). I mean, I guess she's beautiful. But to me she's an average beautiful, not a superstar beautiful. Maybe that's why it's aggravating to me when everyone fawns over her like she's the best thing since sliced bread.

Tyra's another one, but I'll leave her alone since she's doing her thing with America's Top Model, and doing it well.

Angela Bassett: Now SHE is an actress. Probably my favorite black actress.
Sanaa Lathan: Very good too.
And I loved Chaka in her video too. (You're bringing back lots of memories!) I always wanted to have beautiful full hair like Chaka.

NeenaLove said...

@shellyp... LOL... we have too much in common. i think tyra looks like an alien. she got big ole eyes coupled with the forehead. LOL... let me stop. i'm much too harsh on these people -- i aint all that either. LOL

Diva said...

Speak yo' mind girl! My hubby asked me if a movie of my life was made, who would I want to play the part of myself. I said either Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dee, from Moesha) or Angela Bassett. I picked Angela partly because we share the same name and she's extremely beautiful. I picked Sheryl because I love her smile.
As for Ms. Halle, well I can take it or leave it, to be honest. I did like her in Gothika though.

Glen said...

Halle is ok her acting skills are so so and I think there are several female actresses out there that have wwwwaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy more talent than she does. As far as her looks she is in the "ok" pile as far as I am concerned becasue she is my book is just to dang small!!!!

Chele said...

I LOVE what you did with your blog. The collage is gorgeous!!

NeenaLove said...

@diva... i like that! who would i have play me in a movie? **shrugs** LOL...

@glj... thanks for stoppin' by lover... i know she's too small for you. LOL

@chele... thank you!!! i... errr... uhhhh... been tryna be as creative as you! LOL