Directed by Victor Fleming, produced by Selznick International Pictures, and based on a 1936 novel by Margarett Mitchel, 1939's Gone with the Wind is generally recognized as one of the greatest films of all time. Set in the 1800s in the American South, it tells the story of the Civil War and Reconstruction period from a white southern perspective. In this scene, the protagonist, Scarlett (Vivien Leigh), is getting dressed for a barbeque with the help of her house slave and maid, Mammy (Hattie McDaniel). Mammy is depicted as servile but stern, strict but loving. McDaniel went onto win the Academy Award for her role, the first African American to do so. She was forced to sit at a racially segregated table during the ceremony.
Good Hair is a documentary film created and produced by Chris Rock and released in 2009. It explores the culture and aesthetics of hair in the African American female community. It also delves into the big business of the hair industry, as well as the global trade of hair to feed the African American market.
"Gossip Girl" is a television teen drama series that ran from 2007 to 2012. In this promo from a season two, upper-class protagonist Serena (played by Blake Lively) and middle-class poet Dan (played by Penn Badgely) are on a bus. Serena instigates a series of increasingly seductive gestures, first offering him a magazine, biting into a chocolate-covered strawberry and voraciously sucking her fingers, falling into his lap, and finally grabbing him and leading him towards the bus toilet where they hook up. The controvesial promo was part of a larger campaign designed to be shocking and provocative, using taglines such as "OMFG!" on billboards and posters. The campaign also appropriated negative press received from watchdog groups ("mind blowingly inappropriate" and "bad for you"), and turned the criticsim around as a way to brand the show and its racy content.
This short film from National Geographhic's Short Film Showcase follows the story of Eri Hayward and her lifelong struggle with gender identity. Though Eri felt she was a girl from an early age, her Mormon upbringing didn’t allow her to embrace being transgender until she was an adult. The film explores her family’s journey to accept her gender identity and concludes with her trip to Thailand to undergo sexual reassignment surgery.
These are two print advertisements for “Guilty”, a cologne produced by the Gucci company. The first ad is for the “Guilty For Her” perfume that was launched in 2010; the second is for the “Guilty Por Homme (for men)” cologne that was launched in 2011. Both advertisements feature a man and a woman, shirtless and in close contact. In the women's version, the female stares directly into the camera; in the men's version, the male stares directly into the camera.