Editor’s Note: A previous version of this post stated that a marketer for Raw named Ryan Werner confirmed that several faintings at a TIFF screening of the film were staged. It turns out Jezebel reached out, in error, to the wrong Ryan Werner, and he did not correct us. We’ve contacted the Ryan Werner we believe…
The Birth of a Nation was shown at the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday, and though she doesn’t have any lines in the film, Gabrielle Union continues to have some of the most nuanced things to say about director Nate Parker’s rape case.
Ladies and the men who love us, it’s Friday, so start your weekend by watching the trailer for No Men Beyond This Point, a Canadian mockumentary about a world where men are nearly extinct and mostly in hiding or living in convalescent homes aging out—until they begin to fight back.
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Susan Sarandon receiving a hand massage at the Variety Studio At Holt Renfrew during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Variety)
The Hollywood ingenue is typically young, thin, pretty, talented and white. So what do you do when your film stars an overweight, unknown black woman? Get Tyler Perry and Oprah involved.