I've wanted to write about this movie since I heard it was going to be made. People have told me that a remake isn't a big deal, and that the movie has been made over a million times. I've read and heard comments from people who have a problem with the titular character being portrayed by a black actress.
Well, when I was 9 years old, came on, I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, "Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there's a black lady on television and she ain't no maid!" I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.