10 Movie Roles That Weren’t Meant For Black Women

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JADA PINKETT SMITH AS “ALEX FISHER” IN THE WOMEN (2008)  Based on a 1936 play by Clare Boothe Luce, The Women originally came to the big screen in 1939, starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell and Paulette Goddard as a quartet of Manhattan socialites whose primary interest was idle gossip. In 2008, Pinkett Smith joined Meg Ryan, Bette Midler, Eva Mendes and Annette Bening in a remake of the ensemble production, playing an openly lesbian character named Alex Fisher. Pinkett Smith’s turn as one of the five leading ladies assisted in its success of grossing over $50 million worldwide.

JADA PINKETT SMITH AS “ALEX FISHER” IN THE WOMEN (2008) Based on a…