” His response to me was, “As long as she looks good, I don't care what color she is'" Baker recalled.'That just happened to be who [my wife] was': Most of the documentary's subjects are African American women who faced challenges due to their dark skin tone but there are also men who contend they just don't see things that way But the goal of the film may not be simply to show how unfair the world is.
Then, actual American women in France and how they are perceived by French people.
If you’ve spent even the slightest amount of time in France you know that French media are literally obsessed with the US.
I just happen to see a lot of unknown French people on the cover of tabloids lately, so I assume they must be coming from somewhere, and reality TV is the most likely culprit). When the media talk about things happening in your own country, region, city, you usually understand that this is not all that’s happening, just a few special things the media deemed worthy of attention.
However, when the media talk about foreign countries, for some reason, people tend to forget that what is being talked about is not normal nor usual.
Of course, the fact that by doing this they usually totally disrespect local cultures or habits and very often they also totally disrespect themselves goes way beyond their heads.
And because those students (once again, it’s by no means the majority, but they are the “visible ones”) seriously lack imagination, the “craziest things they can imagine” is very often unoriginal (and thankfully harmless for the local populations) and very often results in drinking even more than they do at home and being sexually promiscuous, much more than they do at home (that’s what happens when hypocritical puritanism is the only thing that keeps you in check when growing up).
It’s not true for all of them, but you see what I mean.
So even when American women behave “normally” (for American standards) in such places, their behavior will be already seen by Parisian men as fun, intriguing, inviting, and yeah, fascinating.
(asked by Patricia from somewhere – I guess the US) Ah American women! I’m not sure this is that type of fascination that the person asking the question meant though. First, the way American women are depicted in the French media and the fascination that results from it.