Thursday, August 25, 2005

I'm pretty persuaded

From the NYer's review of the new "anti-high school" film, Pretty Persuasion:
Kimberly Joyce (Evan Rachel Wood), the high-school vamp and evil genius in the new satirical comedy “Pretty Persuasion,” tells her protégée, Randa (Adi Schnall), an Arab émigrée, that she, Kimberly, is glad she is white. Then she wonders what she would choose to be if she had to be something else. For Randa’s benefit, she lists the possibilities in her order of preference: first Asian, then African-American (as long as she could have “Caucasian features,” like Halle Berry), ending with Arab.
The movie was penned by Skander Halim. Everything I've read about it is a mixture of warning and urging, which makes me want to see it.


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