"The Sapphires" is a wonderful film based on the true story of four young Indigenous Australian women who formed a singing group that traveled to Vietnam in the 1960s to entertain the troops.
It's about to be released on DVD in the US, which is great. Not so great is the sexist, racist cover for the DVD that's been chosen by the distributor, Anchor Bay - which features a huge photo of a male supporting character, with the female stars of the show relegated to the background (in a weird blue monotone effect that disguises their skin colour, just to add insult to injury).
In the words of film blogger MaryAnn Johanson, "Movies about women are rare enough. Movies about black women are even rarer. And now we’re gonna pretend the movies about women, whatever their color, aren’t even about them at all?"
Disgusting. Tell Anchor Bay to change their cover ahead of the DVD's release next week.
- Anchor Bay
- Anchor Bay Entertainment
- Anchor Bay Entertainment Australia
- Senior Manager
Change "The Sapphires" DVD cover
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