So Netflix finally decided to send me a film that didn't star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I swear ever since I LOVED (500) Days of Summer and Mysterious Skin they have sent me his whole body of work. Not that I'm complaining, but I'm sorry Netflix Manic was hardly a rom-com classic.
Anyway, I heard of the story long before I saw the trailer for the film Skin a while ago and decided to add it to my queue. The film is based on the true story of Sandra Laing, a black girl, born to white parents during the Apartheid in South Africa. The film goes into further detail on how genetics played a huge role in the phenomenon. The film follows Laing as she searches for an identity and sense of belonging in a society plagued with racial tension. Sophie Okonedo's performance is amazing in this role. This is definitely a film you need to see.
Sidenote: I wouldn't have minded if they gave Joseph Gordon-Levitt a small role in this film.