... you can learn from:
The Color Purple (1985)
Sofia: All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my uncles. I had to fight my brothers. A girl child ain't safe in a family of mens, but I ain't never thought I'd have to fight in my own house!! I loves Harpo, God knows I do. But I'll kill him dead 'fo I let him beat me.
Happy birthday, Oprah!
You get bees! (I will never ever get tired of that; I don't care how many times I see it, it always makes me laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh.) Anyway I'd grown really tired of Oprah for awhile there - years, really - but I gotta say she was used like gangbusters in Selma; it works like a charm, asting her in that role. Watching Oprah - OPRAH - treated so shittily at that registration window; watching Oprah - OPRAH - knocked down in the street. It's just a fine short-cut to outrage and makes the movie's job a little bit easier; the audience jumps right in early on, thanks to her.