Gabourey Sidibe Says She’s Attached To A “Cool Dark Comedy” To Shoot Next Year Titled “What’s The Matter With Margie”

Gabourey Sidibe Says She's Attached To A "Cool Dark Comedy" To Shoot Next Year Titled "What's The Matter With Margie"

I lifted the following from an interview from the latest issue of The HF Magazine, with Gabourey Sidibe.

HF: Any future projects you can tell us about?

GS: Well Tower Heist is in theaters now, I will shoot the third season of The Big C on Showtime early next year and I have another film, a cool dark comedy that I am attached to, called What’s the Matter with Margie, that I hope to start filming next year, as well.

Of course, that last project got my attention because I’ve never heard of it… until now. A Google search of the title returned nada! I checked her IMDB page… no mention of this title. There isn’t even an IMDB page for the film itself. Unless it’s under a different title. 

So, I have absolutely no idea what this What’s the Matter with Margiecool dark comedy” she mentions is all about, who the writer or director is, who else is attached, etc.

But, as has happened in the past, maybe this post will lead to an email from someone associated with the project, or someone who knows something I don’t know, filling me in.

*Fingers crossed*

Gabourey can currently be seen trying to speak like a Jamaican woman for some reason in the underwhelming, underpreforming Brett Ratner-directed Tower Heist.

She also co-stars, and does a wonderful job, in Victoria Mahoney’s indie drama Yelling To The Sky, which will be released during the first half of 2012.

So… uh… What’s the matter with Margie? 

The full interview can be found HERE, where you’ll also find new photos like the one above.

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Orville

Gabrielle Union and Sanaa Lathan are very talented and beautiful black women they just aren't light skinned. The black women some of you posters mention such as Halle Berry, Beyonce ect. are mixed race and Hollywood prefers mixed race women over darker skinned black women. Why do you think Angela Bassett never got her shine but half white Halle Berry did.
Akimbo for your information, Rosario Dawson does NOT consider herself black she said so herself in interviews. As for Zoe Saldana all she talks about is her Latin roots she hardly ever mentions that she's black. Zoe's PR people probably want white America to think she's some dark skinned hispanic.

Mark

OK. What is up with all the sexist crap about "sexy black women"? There's just a little bit too much objectification going on here.

Anyone who believes Gabby is taking work from "sexy black women" is clueless.

Orville

T, I never said that Hollywood should not be open to women of different body types. However, I think you need to look a bit deeper as to why Gabourey is so popular and getting roles. I don't think Gabourey is that great an actress yet and that is my opinion. I think she has potential. Gabourey Sidibe is indeed a mammy she is a non threatening to white America that is part of the appeal. Also, Gabourey doesn't just have flesh the woman is obese which is not healthy. I am angry that Gabourey can get the cover of Elle magazine but someone like Gabrielle Union or Sanaa Lathan would never get on the cover of the mainstream high profile publications.

I am sorry to say but an obese black actress is not a positive image of the black woman.

Where are the roles for the beautiful black women that have worked hard for years? I do have a problem with Gabourey and I won't deny it. I don't like the image of the black woman Gabourey Sidibe is presenting. Obesity is not healthy and Gabourey is not promoting a healthy image.

T

What I LOVE (***snark alert***) about this discussion is that people keep talking about "sexy black women" yadda yadda yadda as if there is some universal standard, like whats sexy or beautiful isn't relative…Anyone who would consider Gabby an "asexual mammy" either has never watched anything she's been in or seen an interview she's done OR because they don't know anything about the mammy stereotype, automatically equate full-figured black women with mammy and start talking out of their a$$ because of some hatred they have for women with more flesh (I have my ideas about which one it is)…I mean look at the pic above, there's nothing asexual or mammy about that pic…

Also, this idea that full-figured black women, like Gabby, are taking roles from "beautiful black women" (WTF?! I just can't even believe someone would write that viciousness) is laughable…but even if that foolishness were true rather than wanting Black women who don't fit into YOUR particular concept of beauty to be shut out or rendered invisible we should be recognizing that there is room for all kinds of representations of Black women in the media and demand THAT…

Plus, Megan Good & Gabrielle Union are average actresses at best (I actually really like Sanaa), I don't share tears about their absence from my television/movie screen…so, YOU GO GABBY!!!! I hope you put 'em all outta work!!!

Orville

Wordsmith one of the reasons Gabourey gets work is because she's the non threatening obese black woman. Gabourey is basically the asexual mammy an actress that will never get a love interest but can get steady work. By contrast, the beautiful black women such as Megan Good, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan have to fight for roles.

WordSmith

Gabbie may not be everyone's idea of "eye candy", but many young black actresses could stand to take lessons from her about securing steady work in Hollywood.

YEYE AKILIMALI FUNUA OLADE

OUR BLACK SKINNED BIG BEAUTIFUL GABOUREY SIDIBE IS BREAKING THE SKINNY/NO SHAPE/WHITE GLASS CEILING! WE ARE PROUD OF OUR BLACK BEAUTY! IN AFRICA BIG IS BEAUTIFUL! CHECK US OUT AT "BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!"- and see her and more BLACK BEAUTIES! BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!

Duncan Manutz

So when do we get some "Eye Candy" for the Black Man in the theaters….? Cuz Gabbie anit it…

brandon

last time i checked her imdb, it said she was attached to seven psychopaths with colin farrel. I'm glad shes working

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