disguises: racechanging disguises

Disguises: Racechanging disguises

These are disguises that achieve a radical change of the character’s appearance by changing their apparent ethnic background. They range from ‘self applied’ blackface to comprehensive prosthetic makeup transformations.

Hollywood has a fairly abysmal record on the portrayal of trans-ethnic roles: both the characters and the makeups have more than tended to the stereotypical. So I have to admit that mostly blackface makes me cringe and it’s a real question: is blackface ever okay?