The NY Times is always ahead of me, except this time the idea also crossed my mind; the little indie film that could reminded me of another current story of struggle: the original Audacity of Hope aka Obama. Both stories made it mainstream in what appeared to be the underdog of all contenders, and somehow everyone's embraced it from Oprah, to Tyler Perry, even Thierry Frémaux (director of the Cannes Film Festival) have raved about it.
In a nutshell is the story of a overweight, illiterate teenager, who is the object of mental, physical and sexual abuse from her mother played by Mo'Nique. This could be your average indie/emo film but what makes this intersting is the level of portrayal offered from our little precious, played by Gabourey Sidibe, to an audience that can overlook her physical appearance and emerge into her humanity and story. I can't wait to see it and you should check out this NYTimes article.