Proud Mary Hits Theaters This Friday…Will You Be Supporting Taraji P. Henson’s Film?
Twitter has been abound with fans questioning the lackluster marketing of Sony Pictures with the new action film Proud Mary. Many were shocked to know the movie was coming out in January and now blame Sony for its nonexistent of social media planning. The rest speculate if Hollywood WANTS to see the movie floop.
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But if word-of-mouth prevails, Proud Mary could be a historic box office win for Sony, Taraji P. Henson, women of color and the action film genre as a whole – which has seen little diversity in its lead roles.
I’m excited about @theblackpanther like the rest of y’all. But let’s not forget to go support @TherealTaraji in @ProudMaryMovie. This is a Black Woman in a LEAD Role in an ACTION film. #HistoryInTheMaking #ShowUp #ProudMary #blackgirlmagic #PSA
— Michae (@michae_c) January 9, 2018
Listen up. We not letting #ProudMary flop. Y’all talmbout y’all can’t tell what it’s about from the previews. What else do you need to know except it’s Taraji shooting some shit up???
— flames…on the side of my face (@__BackToBlack) January 9, 2018
I gotta talk about the Marketing for Proud Mary because the only one that seems to care about the movie is Taraji. pic.twitter.com/EtyCbnbGp7
— Vza V. Complex (@ValerieComplex) January 7, 2018
Reminder: #ProudMary starring Taraji P. Henson hits theatres JANUARY 12th. One of the best ways to get Black women and WOC more opportunities to lead Hollywood films, is if we actually show up when they do. #ProudMaryMovie pic.twitter.com/4OiGNJXZbJ
— Geeks of Color (@GeeksOfColor) January 7, 2018
— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) January 8, 2018
…so no, not surprised that “Proud Mary” is getting such lazy marketing and promo from Sony. It is a hot holy mess over there – aside from their partnering with Marvel for “Spiderman Homecoming” – when was the last time Sony even had a blockbuster hit? Questions to think about.
— ReBecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) January 7, 2018