Will Ferrell ‘Breaks Down The Barriers Of Race’ w/ Meagan Good In 1st ‘Anchorman 2’ Trailer

Will Ferrell 'Breaks Down The Barriers Of Race' w/ Meagan Good In 1st 'Anchorman 2' Trailer

Expect cameo appearances from rappers Drake and Kanye West in the upcoming sequel to Anchorman, titled Anchorman: The Legend Continues, which opens on December 20.

Details on what each of them are playing in the film are being kept under wraps.

And, by the way, Meagan Good is also in the film sequel, playing Ron Burgundy’s boss, whom he apparently romances as well.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues stars Will Ferrell, reprising his role as Ron Burgundy, with returning stars Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, and Christina Applegate, and new additions Kristen Wiig and James Marsden.

Directed by Adam McKay, from his screenplay, here’s the film’s first trailer which features Meagan Good, but not Drake nor West:

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Mike

I love sexing your black woman your black woman is more hotter than my Russian woman by far your black woman is supreme.

Melissaenafrique

I dont know what my fellow black women below me are watching but all I see (even in the 90s) is black actresses with white men. I've only seen Save the last dance and some Wesley Snipes flick recently, where he sexed the ww but that was it (no build on the relationship) where you have bm/ww. When Whitney passed (RIP) I fully expected them to talk about The Bodyguard (white lover) as opposed to The Preacher's Wife (black lover, where her acting was much better) et voila… they pushed the Whitney-Kevin thing, heck he spoke at her funeral over her black husband or any of her black male co-stars.

AccidentalVisitor

I will admit I can’t help but being drawn in to any discussion that leads to people compiling lists to prove a point about whether one version of on-screen interracial pairings are getting more play than another. Once or twice before I was tempted to put one together myself. Now is as good time as any.

Below is a list I did in no time flat based upon my own memory and the help of IMDb. I have said before on this site if you ever want to see how some IR pairings are slanted over others all you need to do is go to the IMDb pages of the most in demand or historically significant black actresses. So the list I came up with are movies that feature a black woman-white male coupling or at least includes in some form some sort of hookup/relationship/sexual activity between black women and white men. I was only looking at black and white pairings by the way, other races were excluded from my selections. I wasn’t going to take too much time trying to come up with the names of every film made with such a pairing, but even in the short time I did in my search I came up with I think it is a formidable list.

Let me point out that my list includes only a couple non-American produced films and all of these films have already been released (don’t need to pile on by including the steady flow of Zoe Saldana movies that haven’t reached theaters yet). I don’t go back any further than the 1980s. And these movies all made it into theaters, none were straight-to-video/DVD releases. A good chunk of them, if not most, were mainstream Hollywood flicks including quite a few tentpole flicks. And if I may say, unlike some posters in this thread I didn’t resort to picking iffy flicks like “I, Robot” or “Dirty Pretty Things” in which no romantic relationship or hookup or sexual activity occurred between the black and white characters in question. Heck, in Dirty Pretty Things the white Russian doorman actually got to have sex with the black prostitute he desired, but nothing happened between Ejiofor’s Nigerian doctor and the Turkish woman whom he befriended (circumstances prevented it from happening). So perhaps I should have added Dirty Pretty Things to MY list.

A side note: I decided to be kind by not including Afro-Latina Rosario Dawson. That’s about another half dozen films alone that I could have taken from her body of work. :)

Let me also add that as I mentioned before I do not object to these movies; many of them I actually enjoy thoroughly. The coupling of black women and white men on the big screen is not a hangup of mine; the one-sided portrayal of black and white pairings in general is. I’ve been consistent that my gripe regarding this topic remains that such IR pairings in films lean far more towards portraying white men with black women than they do towards black men and white women. To me it is just the same as, hypothetically speaking, if Hollywood was okay at showing lesbians in their mainstream movies but shied away from showing two men who were in love. It wouldn’t be the onscreen portrayal of gay women that would be the problem. Rather the problem would be the lack of portrayal of gay men in comparison. I don’t think I can explain it any simpler than that. Overall I think it is natural and realistic for black people to be paired mostly with other black people on the big screen, just as it is natural and realistic for white people to be paired with mostly other white people in movies. That doesn’t mean interracial pairings shouldn’t get their share of onscreen presentation in films. And it certainly doesn’t mean that only certain kinds of interracial relationships should be more readily presented to the masses than other kinds of interracial relationships in Hollywood films (which is unfortunately is the case).

Wonderful World
The Words
The Journey of August King
Run, Fatboy, Run
Things We Lost in the Fire
Colombiana
Cadillac Records
Alfie (remake)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Shame
Fantatsic Four —— both films
The Chronicles of Riddick
28 Days Later
I Love You, Man
Strange Days
Mission Impossible: II
Die Another Day (James Bond)
Flirting
Made In America
In Time
Lakeview Terrace
Executive Decision
Star Trek
Star Trek Into Darkness
Bridesmaids
Sister Act
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
My Last Day Without You
The Bodyguard
The Principal
Cloud Atlas
The Score
Hit and Run
Boiler Room
Haven
Ruby Sparks
Fatal Beauty
Yelling to the Sky
Soul Man
Something New
The Losers
Joyful Noise
The Last King of Scotland
Disconnect
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Cloverfield
Monster’s Ball
After the Sunset
Death At A Funeral
The Family That Preys
Supernova
American Flyers
Movie 43
Away We Go
Celeste & Jesse Forever
Jefferson In Paris
The Rich Man’s Wife
The Big Year
The Leading Man
The Flinstones
Guess Who
Corina, Corina
Zebrahead
Mission Impossible – Ghost Patrol
Brooklyn’s Finest
Silverado
Swordfish
Point Break
The Truth About Charlie
Bulworth

AccidentalVisitor

Granted this whole debate below started when someone grumbled something about another portrayal of a white man with a black lady, but seriously a couple of the responses to that come off as a little unhinged. Sorry, there is no other word for it when one is so forceful in his or her denial. And it is a denial. On primetime TV, and this includes both cable and broadcast, there is essentially an equal split in terms of couplings that are white men-black women and those that are black men-white women. It isn’t overly slanted in either direction so for anyone to claim that “all they see is black men with white women on TV” is just plain seeing only what they want to. And, no, all the BM-WW hookups on 90210 don’t change the equation (although I admit I can understand if others mistakenly think it does).

The one caveat though may be the few recent hour-long shows in which black women have been cast as the leads. Scandal. Deception. Hawthorne. All series in which the black female character has romantic/sexual relationships with white men, sometimes exclusively with white men. Can add on the new Thandie Newton TV series too. Should be noted too that in many of these shows there can be explicit sex scenes between, say, a married white man (President!) and his black mistress without much reported racist backlash being directed towards the show. Meanwhile a 30 second Cheerios commercial brings out all the racist wacko nutbags (both black and white) because the little mulatto girl was produced by the union of a black father and a white mother. Talk about perspective. Still as I mentioned earlier the overall the portrayal of black and white relationships have still been relatively balanced on primetime TV.

Daytime TV? Totally different story. It is like a plantation mentality. While there have been some examples of black male characters and white female characters, the majority have actually been those involving black women and white men. This has been documented and written about in articles, including the fact that the hate mail tends to be much greater for a daytime show that uses a BM-WW couple than when there is a WM-BW couple.

As for Anchor Man 2 there is nothing wrong with the casting of Goode as the sexy boss to play off of Ferrell. However I’m waiting for all the indignant women who felt it was beneath Kerry Washington’s dignity to lower herself to play a woman involved with a character played by (gasp!) Craig Robinson. Because, of course, beautiful women are NEVER paired with average dudes in films, especially in comedies I suppose. Are these same ladies who were disdainful of that pairing in “Peeples” equally offended by Meagan being the romantic interest of Will Ferrell who isn’t exactly Mr. Debonair himself? Or is the idea of being paired with a white man, any white man, a compliment in of itself to these ladies?

ScriptTease

LORD FATHER GOD, HELP US. Giving some of these comments, black folks are so lost. Arguing about having white folks desire our black asses. Can it get any worse than this GOD. We need help, Jesus. Why must we hate each other? What am I missing GOD, what is so special about White folks that other Black folks see, but I have yet to see it? Again I BEG of you, Help us Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Mark and Darla

Want everybody to pack up their bag and take this conversation to Bossip.

ALM

I like Meagan's hair that way.

BluTopaz

@ Sterling–you still haven't answered my question? Where are these men in this thread you are referring to?

It's confusing because all I see in this post are members of the negroid male species honing in on ONE aspect of this movie and their main takeaway is worrying about where da white wimmenz at.

Christina

Something is wrong with african-americans. Ya'll are sick in the head, just speaking as a chick from africa. This is the sickest conversation on here! And Tambay is wrong for this headline. Very wrong. Ya'll keep discussing race and spinning in race mud when ya'll could be discussing ideas. Ideas. Not this race shit. It's sad of you. And i feel said for you. I am not condescending, with this level of conversation, i don't have to. It's just the same shit over and over with ya'll. Tambay is wrong for that headline.

Rocket

I'll let you all hash out the race angle. I just want Megan to stop with the botox. She is such a beautiful woman. She doesn't need to butcher her face up like that.

Kid chaos

Shut up Lynette you sound like a ugly black woman who lust after white boys.

LYNETTE

@AFROSYLING

I care about black actresses working. Too many unemployed talented black actresses, too few roles.

@MR DOBIE

Don't have time to search, I'm heading outside to enjoy the sun. But here is a list at the site jeffandcorey "interracial romance in the movies". Just google it!

Also, you have a lot of nerve listing "Look Who". What was the original? Idiot.

Remember Eric Lasalle in ER? This is what we see on tv. He shut it down. Google it. Anytime, there is a black male on tv, you know what's going to happen. Maybe you are old and don't watch certain shows. But anyone tuning into channels like CW11 will tell you that they ALWAYS put the black guy with a white girl. It's the rule, it seems. 90210, for example. It's one reason I never watch that channel. I recall when Alfrie Woodard moved to Wisteria Lane in 'Desperate Housewives' with her black son. I said to myself, "What white girl is age will he be hooking up with". Said that to myself on the first episode when they moved in. Knowing how television is, it wasn't long before I was proven right.

Bye

Afrostyling

Lol y'all are really arguing about who gets to sex it up with white people the most?

mr dobie

@Lynette I'm puzzled. Can you name a few of these tv shows or movies that partner black men with white women as love interests/sexual partners? I really can't think of very many but I can easily think of films and tv shows that sexually partner white men and black women (Scandal, Guess Who, Monster's Ball, Fantastic Four, Friends, Alfie, Die Another Day, Something New, The Words etc etc etc, many many more) Since you commented 'that's all we see on tv' I might be mistaken.

mr dobie

Anchorman 2 trailer looks ok not lol funny, and looks like race is going to replace sexism as a big source of laughs. Seeing Meagan Good as potential girlfriend of Will Ferrell raises a question, when are black men going to get to be objects of desire/lovers/boyfriends of white women as much as black women are objects of desire/lovers/girlfriends of white men? It's fine having black women in these roles but when is Hollywood going to even things out for black guys? Just asking.

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