2014 Annie

Compared to the earlier Annie film’s quite white cast, the 2014 version of Annie offers viewers a more diverse and modern depiction of this classic story. One thing that stood out to me in this film was Annie’s full and natural hair. In class, we talked about not only the underrepresentation of African Americans in popular culture but also how our beauty standards are often based on white supremacist realities. Therefore, I thought that Annie’s hair perfectly displayed to viewers that you do not need color-treated, straight hair to be beautiful.

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