Beyoncé has her heart set on winning an Oscar. According to The Sun, she plans on taking matters into her own hands by writing and starring in a film about Saartjie Baartman, a South African woman who was exploited in London freak shows against her will during the late 1700s and nicknamed Hottentot Venus because of her large bottom. Eventually, Saartjie became famous and has since become a symbol of the abuse shown towards black women’s bodies throughout history.
Beyoncé To Write And Star In Her Own Film Based On South Africa’s “Hottentot Venus”
DATEJanuary 4, 2016
“Beyoncé is desperate to be taken seriously as an actress,” an undisclosed source apparently told the paper. “Even though she’s had a string of well-received movies, she still feels her breakthrough role is yet to come. She now wants to write a screenplay that gains her respect – and hopefully awards – from the film industry, and thinks Saartjie’s story could be her ticket.”
While she managed to score a Golden Globe nomination for her 2006 role as Deena in Dreamgirls, we all know there’s no such thing as ‘enough’ when it comes to Bey so it’s safe to say she won’t stop until she has that Oscar in hand.
Would you watch?