Due to recent events, your favorite Southern Girl has an upcoming series. In the series, What We Won’t Talk About, I will discuss certain things that are considered taboo in the Black community and topics that we shy away from. Hopefully this series will spark debate, commentary, and sharing from my readers. Most importantly, I want to bring attention to topics that are swept under the rug in most black households and families. In order to protect our children, and even some of our adults, some things need to be brought to light. So keep an eye out to see what will be discussed. Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.
Reagan Gomez, the older sister Zaria on “The Parent ‘Hood” and the current voice of Roberta Tubbs on “The Cleveland Show“, wrote a movie entitled “This Time”. This movie, directed by Matthew Cherry, deals with “the realities that many people have to face when a loved one returns home from war and everything has changed.” The movie stars Terri Vaughn, Michael Moss, and Reagan Gomez.
As someone who works on a military base and works with current and former military personnel, I am very sensitive to the facts of soldiers being deployed and the issues they go through overseas. This was an excellent depiction of what things are like when a soldier returns home and finds the love of his life is about to belong to another. Even though it’s a short film, it’s very powerful. I truly believe this movie should be turned into a feature film. There aren’t too many movies that tell the story of what happens after a soldier comes home.
The movie is currently on YouTube and has been submitted to numerous film festivals for awards. Even if you don’t know anyone who has been deployed, I believe all viewers can relate to the plot. If you’ve seen the movie, what do you think? And if you or someone you know returned home from war, what was your experience like back home? Or if you’ve ever been in love with someone and they belonged to someone else, how did you deal with that? Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.