• Girls Trip: How comedy starring a black female cast proved Hollywood wrong
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    The Independent

    Girls Trip: How comedy starring a black female cast proved Hollywood wrong

    Universal president of domestic distribution Nick Carpou told the Hollywood Reporter that while, in the past Hollywood has viewed films with black leads as having limited appeal, attitudes have changed. Jordan Peele's hit Get Out proved a box office success that attracted critical acclaim, as did the historical drama Hidden Figures, the latter of which was nominated for three Academy Awards and two Golden Globes. When Hidden Figures took the No.1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend, star Taraji P. Henson wrote on Instagram: "Most importantly this proves that PEOPLE LIKE GOOD MATERIAL.

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