via EEWMagazine/Ann Adams:
Uh-oh. Lifetime’s new all-black movie, Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta, written by Tracy McMillan, has left some readers of EEW Magazine, the nation’s leading publication for women of faith and color, irate. Why? What is all the fuss about?
Well, according to the film’s harshest critics, it makes black women look desperate for a husband and shows the black church in a bad light—as if it were only a place where lonely women go to snag an eligible bachelor, instead of a destination to worship God, learn His word, and be a positive force for change in the community.
“We are not that desperate!” said Colleen, a 36-year-old African-American Atlanta resident in an angry email to EEW Magazine’s editors after viewing the made-for-TV romantic comedy. “Why characterize beautiful Black women as less-than-whole or incomplete without a husband? Ugh!”
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