8. Chante Mallard – STUCK (2007)
This story was based on an African American woman who was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the death of a homeless man she hit with a car.
The actress booked for the role was Mena Suvari and to make it ‘realistic’ they put her in cornrows! With the hundreds of black actresses available to portray the story it was clearly a deliberate attempt at whitewashing.
The movie was great but unfortunately most of could not get past the fact that the lead actress they chose was not an accurate representation and the cornrows were just horrible.