SyFy Sistas #008: It’s Possible: From Brandy to Burnham

How Brandy’s Cinderella made history and laid the foundation for Black leading ladies of diverse casts

The Sistas discuss the impact of the 1997 TV movie Cinderella, starring Brandy Norwood and Whitney Houston, on multiple generations of Black women. The beauty of diversity is the main theme of this memorable TV event. Did the Whitney Houston production of this classic fairy tale with its color-blind cast help lay the foundation for Black leading ladies to come? We draw a line from Brandy’s Princess Throne to Burnham’s Captain’s chair and ask, “Do science fiction and fantasy productions of today do ‘color-blind’ as well as this 1997 gem?

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