Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Help -Trailer
Based on Kathryn Stockett's Best Seller about racism in 1950s suburban America, The Help follows in the footsteps of last year's Made in Dagenham - serious subject matter, light tone.
It's a pity that you have to go through 6 cast members before you find a black name on IMDB.com, but at least they no longer have to use separate toilets...
Starring the lovely & hilarious Emma Stone as Skeeter, a young white suburbanite (you can tell she's smart because she has glasses & unkempt hair) who teams up with local maids Aibileen (Oscar-nominee Viola Davis) & Minny (Octavia Spencer) to write an exposé on how 'the help' really feel about their snooty madams & the class systems that rule their Southern town.
Also starring Bryce Dallas Howard as the town bitch who writes a law forcing all homes to have a separate toilet for 'the help', Alison Janney as Skeeter's mother, and the ever-reliable Sissy Spacek.