Most Americans have never heard of Mildred and Richard Loving.But next week, a Hollywood movie will introduce the country to a time and place — 58 years ago in Virginia — when a sheriff could burst into a couple’s bedroom and arrest them for being married. 4, tells the story of Mildred and Richard, young romantics who became felons when they dared to wed in 1958.The 2004 film “Haven” is another film set in the islands featuring interracial romance.More » This musical, which reworks Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” chronicles two New York City street gangs—the Caucasian Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, who function as the Montagues and the Capulets, respectively.An African-American nurse who was born light-skinned and passes for white in the North returns to her Southern hometown.She and a white Northern doctor are in love, but she eventually turns down his offer of marriage in order to stay and help her community.You could just feel people looking at us and overhear someone saying, “Man, he has to leave her.” Jordan: She definitely felt more uncomfortable than I did, because I guess I grew up around racism more than she did.My mom’s white and my dad’s black, and I have a bunch of family in Tennessee on my mom’s side.
Often, these movies used the trials and tribulations of racially mixed lovers as a platform to challenge racial constructs and racism generally. One of the first Hollywood productions to explore interracial romance—“Island in the Sun”— takes place on the fictional Caribbean island of Santa Marta.
Romantic comedy about a confused bride, Melissa, who wakes hand-cuffed to a Mexican stranger who claims to be her husband; she has no recollection of the marriage after having consumed a Mexican "moonshine" drink and having forgotten the events that occurred the previous night.
Period drama set in the 18th century about Dido Belle, the illegitimate daughter of a black former slave and a white British naval officer, who is raised by her wealthy great-uncle, but struggles to find her place in society.
Not bad uncomfortable — more the type of uncomfortable that pushes you to recognize your privilege and to try and reconcile the past.
Afterward I looked at him and I was like, “I really hope you know I’m not racist.” He’s met my entire extended family and I was like: “I really hope you know this is not a possibility with my family, everybody loves you.” But after the movie, I could just feel eyes on us.