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Old 02-28-2009, 03:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is it just me or are there intercultural families/couples all over the media (advertisements, movies, tv, magazines, etc.) nowadays? Are we some kind of money-making trend, or what?

I personally think it's GREAT. Although I prefer it when the family isn't chosen BECAUSE they're "different" but rather just portrayed as "just another family".
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:49 PM
 
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I wouldn't go as far as to say ALL OvER THE MEDIA.. where? I know on some tv shows or movies they'll portray a mixed family but in tv commercials and ads it's mostly white/asian couples you see. It's getting a little better but not really where it should be considering most of us are mixed some way or another or married to or have children who are a different race. I do tv commercials and they will absolutely not do intteracial couples.. (maybe white and asian couple) and the mother has to look exactly like the baby. No mixed babies allowed. I know this first hand.. my son and I also are FORD models and we are NEVER booked together for advertisements or commercials. I look mixed/black/exotix/hispanic// and my son looks white and he always gets a white mommy his coloring and I get a brown baby with curly hair. My son who is 2.5 works A LOT in LA but is always booked with a similar looking mom. We recently were called in for a JOhnson & Johnson ad and the clients wanted to book me but not my 4 month old (other) son only bc he had gray eyes.. saying they didn't want people to 'think' when looking at the ad.. that the model has a biracial child.. they want consumers to just see a pretty mommy and baby and not anything else! This is how it is in most magazines.. advertising and tv commercials. It's changing a litttle in movies but only if it's neccessary for the plot... I hated this about acting that that was one of the reaons why I am not pursuing it much since I had my 2nd child. My white girlfriends with biracial kids that look brown are NEVER booked with their child. SO , I don't think must has changed at all.. hopefully it will one day
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