10 Movie Roles That Weren’t Meant For Black Women

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GRACE JONES AS “ZULA” IN CONAN THE DESTROYER (1984)  Based on the comic book series created by Robert E. Howard, Conan the Destroyer was the sequel to 1982’s Conan the Barbarian, both starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the brutish warrior. On his quest to resurrect his true love, Conan pulls together a ragtag crew to join him on his journey that includes Zula (played by Jones), who, in the comics, was originally a warrior prince that first appeared in Conan the Barbarian issue #84 (March, 1978). Jones’ gender-defying portrayal as Zula helped usher the film into celluloid success, commanding over $31 million domestically in the box office.

GRACE JONES AS “ZULA” IN CONAN THE DESTROYER (1984) Based on the comic…