I got a text from a fan a few weeks ago asking if I had any interest in her upcoming film, Aunt Jemima.
And I thought, I’ve never been a fan of movies about Aunt Jemimas.
But I’d seen Aunt Jemimi when I was a kid, so I was very much intrigued.
It’s not a movie I’m familiar with, and I’d never actually seen it.
But after I read the script and the synopsis, I felt like I had to see it.
I’ve always loved a good love story, and this film is definitely a great example of that.
I was really hoping that I could do it justice, but it didn’t go that well.
Aunt Jememi is a wonderful film, and she’s one of the most relatable, funny, and poignant female characters I’ve ever come across in the medium.
And as the director and writer, I was ecstatic to see that my love for the story was reciprocated by the director, a woman who has become a major advocate for women’s issues and the issues of domestic violence.
I am extremely grateful for the film, which I’ve had the privilege of making over the past few years, and look forward to seeing the film come to life in theaters soon.
Read more from EW about Auntie Jemima:Auntie Jemimania, directed by Katherine Anne Porter, will premiere in theaters on May 24.
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