Created By: stm177 on September 23, 2007

Is there a trope for the Black Best Friend?I

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I was listening to NPR last week, and one show had a short piece on the frustrations of young black female actors in Hollywood. They often end up being the sassy, black best friend of the white girl protagonist. It's similar to the Magical Black Man trope, but at a much much lower power level. They complained that their characters would have little or no life outside of her relationship with the protagonist. An example might be the black girlfriend of Jaye in Wonderfalls.
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  • September 23, 2007
    Unknown Troper
    Lale: No way is the Black Best Friend limited to females, either. Launch it!
  • September 23, 2007
    I started it up. I put in the Wonderfalls example, but I'm not coming up with any more off hand. Gunn from Angel maybe...