witness. Netflix’s “homemade” miniseries are all he has.His offspring A’Lelia Bundle One Accept to share with us the labyrinth of his real life.
« Overnight, came to me in a dream. Hair reflects beauty. Hair reflects our emotions. The hair reflects our tradition. They remind us of who we are, where we are from, and where we are going. Hair is power. You can’t imagine how it feels to lose them. I think I was born to fight. I lost all hope, I gave up my dream. This is where I started to lose my hair. What am i going to be? I asked myself a thousand questions. If God doesn’t like ugliness, why should he give me life? When the world is full, why does he give me so little beauty? Suddenly, my life changed. These words come from Sarah Breedlove (Sarah Breedlove), commonly known as CJ Walker (CJ Walker), which is a movie dedicated to it by Netflix. In short, C. J. Walker was one of the first African American women to become a millionaire. She got there by promoting hairdressing products. In the Netflix series, her role is played by Octavia Spencer, the actress won the 2012 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 2008. Emotional color, A film directed and directed by Tate Taylor.
The first scene of the series is amazing. Sarah Breedlove (Sarah Breedlove) meets Addie Munroe (Addie Munroe). The latter will provide hair creams from door to door to enhance frizzy hair. Like many women of her time, Sarah Breedlove (Sarah Breedlove) also suffers from scalp disease. Addie Munroe’s product “Miracle Hair Growers” is really amazing. A few weeks later, Sarah Breedlove’s hair returned to health. Thanks to Addie Munroe (Addie Munroe) caring for her, her self-confidence has also been strengthened. Laundromat and poor, Sarah still feels willing to join Eddie’s business. Question: The business woman doesn’t want to. It doesn’t matter, Sarah Breedlove insists that the current Mrs. CJ Walker (WCJ Walker) has launched her own product line. In addition to the competition against Addie Munroe, she also managed to plan her own route and build a true empire in a racist and masculine society. Mrs. CJ Walker was the daughter of a former slave of African Americans and successfully realized her “American Dream”: she has become a millionaire.
Sarah Breedlove (Sarah Breedlove), now Mrs. CJ Walker, was born on December 23, 1867 in Louisiana, USA, two years after slavery was abolished. His parents who worked in cotton fields died shortly after his birth. She married at the age of 14, and became the mother of A’Lelia in June 1885. At the age of 20, she found out that she was a widow. After Charles Joseph Walker got married, he borrowed the English initials and name as the trademark of her cosmetics.
In order to sell shampoo, wax or even heated combs to straighten the hair, Mrs. CJ Walker, like Addie, uses proven sales techniques: door-to-door delivery, gifts to customers, sales network. In 1919, she suddenly disappeared in Irvington, New York. Here, she was at the pinnacle of a prosperous career, which is attracting the entire empire. She is 51 years old and has left a famous cosmetics brand.
Since its release in March 2020, with worldwide restrictions, the series self madeInspired by A’Lelia Bundles, a descendant of CJ Walker, the book was widely reported. Some people accuse the giant Netflix company of not telling a “real” story. In this debate, the story of Mrs. CJ Walker’s great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles made a valuable contribution to better access to the real world of Sarah Breedlove.
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She started with this: “Netflix is very interested in the story of my ancestor, Ms. CJ Walker. She overcame many obstacles to build her own empire. Black, female, and successful entrepreneur, she became a millionaire. It was unusual at the time! The series shows well his career, his willingness to undertake, his courage and his courage. It can also make us talk about CJ Walker’s life and make it widely known. I insist on such a Fact, to learn more, you must read my book, because it is impossible to tell a lifetime in 4 episodes of 45 minutes! A’Lelia Bundles continued: “The series cannot explain all the details, such as the relationship between her and the barber brothers. Relationship makes it easier for her to understand the world of hair. “
Netflix tells a reality that does not always exist, and portrays unrealistic portrayals of certain characters, such as the portrayal of Annie Turnbo Malone, the descendant of Addie Munroe in the series. When she saw the success of Ms. CJ Walker’s product, she appeared to be a jealous woman who was mean and desperate to fail her rival’s business. Sasha Turnbo condemned the spread of lies about her ancestors. “Annie Turnbull Malone Nothing to do with Addie Munroe. She teaches CJ Walker the business. Addie has opened many schools in St. Louis, Chicago and New York all over the world, and has not stopped spreading her light. She is an iconic woman. “
Commentary A’Lelia confirmed: “In fact, CJ Walker worked as a sales representative for Addie for a year and a half and sold her hairdressing products. Addie is an important historical figure, philanthropist and woman who has helped thousands Tens of thousands of other black women have integrated into society. She succeeded in Saint-Louis. Their competition has been exaggerated! The revolutionary Addie Munroe was born in 1918 at Poro College (Poro). College), Polo College is a cosmetics school open to African American women. Thanks to her hair cream, she became like the millionaire Mrs. CJ Walker. Eddie just posted before each other Big fortune.
“While cooking for pharmacists in Denver, Mrs. CJ Walker modified the formula for her Wonderful Hair Grower, which was developed a century ago. The Netflix series is very inaccurate! “Say A’Lelia Bundles before continuing: “Neither of these women were the first to create this formula based on petroleum jelly and sulfur. This treatment has been in existence for centuries, and its purpose is to treat serious scalp infections.”
Therefore, the competition between the two women has been “exaggerated” to a large extent. Especially because the American giant Netflix insists on colorism, which makes the audience eager to try. In this series, Addie Munroe (Addie Munroe) mixed race refused to sell her products on the grounds that Ms. CJ Walker had a different skin tone and did not represent her own brand. “The Addie Munroe in this series is not Métis. She is black. This conflict does not involve skin color, nor does it involve the superiority of one woman over another. Netflix intensified This kind of competition! There is no need for this fictional element to tell this story.”