“The Sapphires” is reportedly one of the very best films of the the year. It’s won all kinds of awards! But the DVD cover is … problematic. The flick stars Chris O’Dowd as the manager of a ’60s girl group in Australia comprised of four Aboriginal women, including “Australian Idol” runner-up Jessica Mauboy. Based on real events, “The Sapphires” is a love story that also tackles the racism these women faced in their native Australia. Alas, the U.S./Canada DVD cover for the film (above) plops O’Dowd front and center while the four women — their darker skin tones appearing blue along with the graphic design — smaller, behind him in the background. Keep reading »
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DVD Cover For “The Sapphires” Puts Chris O’Dowd Front And Center, Aboriginal Women In The Background
Happy Friday! We’re stoked because the new movie “The Sapphires,” based on the real life story of the first aboriginal girl group in Australia, is finally in theaters. Jessica is stoked because it stars her Number One Dude Crush Chris O’Dowd, but the rest of us are just excited for the music. In honor of all the awesome girl groups, past and present, we’ve assembled this play list with some of our favorite jams! Some of them aren’t probably technically what you’d call girl groups (more like all-female bands), but you know, we’re flexible.
Tell us your favorite girl group or song in the comments! Keep reading »