“Think Like A Man” put up big numbers in box offices across the U.S. So, why not go overseas? Apparently, the film has been banned in France due to its “all black cast”.
Global Voices exposed the issue recently:
“Surprising as it may be, the answer lies in the fact that the film has an all-black cast. French cinema is often pointed at for not fairly displaying all components of the country’s multiethnic population. Although the recent success of the movie Les Intouchables, which earned French African actor Omar Sy the Cesar award for Best Actor in 2012, caused great pride and hope among French nationals from Africa and the Caribbean, it was not to be the turning point for a deep and lasting change.”
“Think Like A Man” does feature a white and an Hispanic lead character. I guess that wasn’t enough to qualify as diverse on France’s scale.