Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by F. King Daniel, Mar 29, 2022.
Here we go again.
not really, just giving my thoughts on Celia comments.
So, Burnham then.
Celia is starting out as Cadet Uhura. Cadet's are not know for having the same flexibility as other officers. I would not read too much in to the hair subject. Not yet, anyway.
But, what do I know. I'm like the ancient Egyptians and despise body hair in all forms.
Uhura's hair changed through the years. It went from bangs in earlier episodes to more of a modified beehive in later seasons then an Afro cut in TMP and by TUC was basically 1990s professional Mom hair.
This one is my favorite.
It's definitely a good one.
This latter part of this thread, condensed
honestly Nichelle is just gorgeous in any style, shape or form inside and out. the show did her injustice that they did nothing with her looks or even character, as she was a blank slate. however, that was the racism of the 60s. Also let not forget that in TOS, Even Spock (though under influence) commented on her beauty and grace.
SNW has the opportunities to correct all the wrongs and injustice they did with her and I am at least happy, the celia is aware that uhura is meant to be graceful and beautiful in the most feminine of ways and anything away from that, is in fact taking a lot away from black women feminity.
This is what Celia said in quote
“Now we’re in , and I think the iconic short Caesar cut has been a thing for Black men for a long time, but we are slowly but surely as a community getting closer and closer to widening the ideals of what Black femininity looks like,” she adds. “Having an opportunity to take on the iconic character and still give her this layer of incredible grace… and also have her have this incredibly gorgeous short cut look — it just feels so right to me. Even with the Dora Milaje in Black Panther, their femininity was never questioned, but they all had real short cuts.”
Gooding notes that she is “craving to be a part of the representation I want to see in the world, and so it was very important for me to not put a wig on, to not have really long, straight, big curly hair. I could have a beehive, or I could have hair down my back, or I could have no hair and rock a bald cap, and I would still be the incredibly iconic feminine embodiment of Uhura that I think everyone is really excited to see.”
So I am happy that i know Celia will play her that away because anything from that would be disrespectful to the character. glad,celia calmed some of our fears that uhura feminity will be stripped away.
if some want masculine female characters, that is fine, but they need to create a new character for that. Uhura was perfect in appearance and presentation, she does not need to be mended or updated in anyway
Goodness gracious me... Seriously we are back to this shithouse of a discussion again?
"Gooding notes that she is “craving to be a part of the representation I want to see in the world, and so it was very important for me to not put a wig on, to not have really long, straight, big curly hair. I could have a beehive, or I could have hair down my back, or I could have no hair and rock a bald cap, and I would still be the incredibly iconic feminine embodiment of Uhura that I think everyone is really excited to see.”
Let the church say AMEN!!!!!
Ms Celia wear your hair however you damn well like! You are not there to represent every black women who wear locs (like myself), corn rows, box braids, pressed hair, relaxed hair, a big ass afro, a TWA (a teeny weeny afro), weaves or completely bald because you only have one head so you can only choose one, so choose what you want!
Thankfully the western world is slowly getting better, and does not run screaming for the hills when a black women wears her hair texture the way it grows out her own damn head and about damn time! (And even if our own hair is still not acceptable, then society can go screw itself on that front!
Rock that TWA!
Seriously? No one has stated that, indicated that or expresses an interest in that and even if they did so what? IDIC doesn't just apply to things we like.
Really? All this discussion about a haircut? It's a perfectly nice haircut that suits the actress. And even if you don't like her hairstyle, who knows whether she'll even continue to wear her hair like that past Season 1? Just look at how many hairstyles Sonequa Martin-Green went through during the various seasons of DISC.
Plus, it's nice that they no longer force the actresses to wear wigs. Aren't 6 seasons of Troi sporting her gigantic 1980s wigs (that didn't even suit her all that much a lot of the time) enough?
20-year-old women often have very different hairstyles from their 30-year-old selves. There. We're done.
It's the same old ridiculous expectation-fictional characters are not allowed to change. They are static fixtures who represent some important part of the fictional world. Any changes mean disrespect.
Love to see a man generate a nine-page thread about how much he wants to control a woman's body.
Was Lupita Nyong'o in the discussion for the Uhura role (for the Abrams films I'm guessing)? I hadn't heard that before. It's too late now, but I think she would make a great Storm for Marvel. DC cast her as Vixen and give her a solo film.
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