After a long career starring in Black cinema, LisaRaye McCoy is gearing up to make her directorial debut in a movie which focusses on a topic still pertinent to that audience: skin bleaching.
Aptly titled ‘Skinned’, the indie flick (which McCoy also stars in) centres on skin bleaching, colourism and the issues that arise. Ghanian star Van Vicker plays an African businessman who prefers “light-skinned” women, and unknowingly marries a “Black” woman who has bleached her skin. She has no childhood pictures of herself and lies she has vitiligo, and can’t bear children because of her secret.
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‘Skinned’ hits theatres in 2015.