Ava DuVernay, director of Disney’s, A Wrinkle in Time, undergoes adversity as Forbes calls it, “a well-intentioned disappointment.”
Author of A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle has had a difficult time putting her book on the big screen, having been rejected 26 times before appearing on the small screen back in 2003.
DuVernay’s interpretation of the movie was not supposed to be for the critics, but instead is said to be a ‘love letter’ to the youth.
Representation is the essential part of this movie, for DuVernay. Not often are young, Black girls casted as the lead actresses in movies.
Therefore, casting Storm Reid as the whip-smart, precocious, and defiant teen protagonist who doesn’t let her lack of popularity shutter her spirit is a miracle in itself.
According to Women in Hollywood, in 2016, just 14 percent of all female characters in the top 100 films of the year were black, making it a turning point for Black women in film.
In the end, critics are not the ones that leave the lasting impression, but the mark that is left on the people that watch the film and interpret it in their own unique way will be what they take away from it.
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