IR in Media

Not only is this post lazy, it’s also late. :p

The title is Interracial Romance in Media, but this isn’t any IR. I’m specifically talking about a black woman as one half of the IR couple. You see black men dating outside the race in media all the time but black women is kind of rare, even in this day. Even if it’s a side relationship in a bigger show or a simple peck on the lips before something explodes, every title is important (to me). And I know I’m not the only person who gravitates towards certain movies and shows just for the chance to glimpse an IR couple featuring a black female.

So… here’s a list of ones I’ve seen (or heard of). These are in no particular order.

Feel free to add. I’m always looking for more things to watch.

IR on TV:
– X-Men: The Animated Series
Before the movie, there was the animated series. Great show in which Storm is portrayed correctly (that’s another gripe for another time). Since Storm is the only black female in the show (with few exceptions), she does have some romantic episodes — “One Man’s Worth Part 1 & 2”, “Storm Front Part 1 &2”
– Lincoln Heights (ABC Family Tuesdays)
– Heroes (NBC Mondays)
– Boy Meets World (last few seasons)
– Battlestar Galactica (Sci-fi Channel)
– The Jeffersons
– Moesha
– Girlfriends

(I know this list can be longer. Help me out here, people.)

IR in Movies:
(Pretty much anything with Halle Berry but I’m still listing them. And, is it just me or do you see a trend. ;P)

– Something New (Sanaa Lathan & Simon Baker)
– 28 Days Later (Naomie Harris & Noah Huntley)
– Strange Days (Angela Bassett & Ralph Fiennes)
– Pirates of the Carribbean: At World’s End (Naomie Harris & Bill Nighy)
– Blade (Sanaa Lathan & Stephen Dorff)
– Supernova (Angela Bassett & James Spader)
– Monster’s Ball (Halle Berry & Billy Bob Thorton)
– Roger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella: 1997 Version (Brandy Norwood & Paolo Montalban)
– Three Way (Joy Bryant & Dominic Purcell)
– Queen of the Damned (Aaliyah & Stuart Townsend)
– Romeo Must Die (Aaliyah & Jet Li)
– Guess Who (Zoe Saldana & Ashton Kutcher)
– Corrina, Corrina (Whoopi Goldberg & Ray Liotta)
– The Bodyguard (Whitney Houston & Kevin Costner)
– Beseiged (Thandie Newton & David Thewlis)
– The Haunted Mansion (Marsha Thomason & Nathaniel Parker)
– Made in America (Whoopi Goldberg & Ted Danson) & (Nia Long & Rawley Valverde)
– Spawn: The Movie (Theresa Randle & D. B. Sweeney)
– Chronicles of Riddick (Thandie Newton & Karl Urban)
– Clerks II (Rosario Dawson & Brian O’Halloran)
– Sin City (Rosario Dawson & Clive Owen)
– Love Actually (Olivia Olsen & Thomas Sangster)
– Angel Heart (Lisa Bonet & Mickey Rourke)
– Bulworth (Halle Berry & Warren Beatty)
– Akeelah and the Bee (Keke Palmer & J.R. Villarreal)
– Things we Lost in the Fire (Halle Berry & Benicio Del Toro & David Duchovny)
– Catwoman (Halle Berry & Benjamin Bratt)
– Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (Halle Berry & Brent Spiner & Klaus Maria Brandauer)
– Ruby’s Bucket of Blood (Angela Bassett & Kevin Anderson & Brian Stokes Mitchell)
– Alien vs. Predator (Sanaa Lathan & Raoul Bova)
– The Truth About Charlie (Thandie Newton & Mark Wahlberg)
– James Bond: Die Another Day (Halle Berry & Pierce Brosnan)

(This one can be longer too.)

That’s me. I can’t think of more, but I’m sure you can.

Next week’s topic is Unorthodox Romance Research Sources. You’d be surprised where we get this stuff.

One Comment

  1. Let’s see on TV there was briefly a relationship between AliciaFennel and Keith Mars ( Erica Gimpel and Enrico Colantoni) and then there was Wallace Fennel and I believe Jane (Percy Daggs III and Valorie Curry)

    and there was

    Mission Impossible 2 (Thandie Newton and Dougray Scott)

    The Secret Laughter of Women (Colin Firth and Nia Long)

    That’s all I can think of. There could be some I/R on Big Shots on ABC between Michael Vartan’s character and Nia Long’s.

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