Hollywood Can’t Figure Out What to Do With ‘Exotic’ Lupita

A trade magazine’s recent article reveals an industry that still can’t cope with a dark-skinned actress.

Lupita Nyong'o Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The options for a beauty and talent like Nyong’o are endless. I just wish Hollywood knew what the audience has already figured out.

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor at The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life and the upcoming Don’t Waste Your Pretty: The Go-to Guide for Making Smarter Decisions in Life & Love. Follow her on Twitter.