Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Two Fats Ladies and Director, Gina Prince-Bythewood: Soul Food in Secret Life of Bees

You might wanna say grace before viewing this one! Lawd! I can't wait to get home to North Carolina where "Secret Life of Bees" was shot to experience some REAL soul food! When you see the golden brown cornbread and delicious desserts sitting pretty in this video, I swear you'll begin to salivate.

Now before some of y'all get all "boogie" and Hollywood about the fat and unhealthiness of it all, let me remind you soul food historically was about survival--taking basically nothing and making it into something that nourished the flesh for a long, hard day of not mere work--but slavery. The "soul" was added, in my opinion, because of the creativity of it passed down through the generations--just like "soul" music. And the combination of great soul food and soul music is a Divine experience.

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