House of Cards Casts Billie Eilish As a Romantic Maid
When we see people that talk about women in the media, we often get into a debate about whether or not they are focusing on minorities. And when you start asking people about the subject of media and the amount of people in the world that don’t have access to this access, you soon realize that it is difficult to give an exact number for the percentage of people who have been able to watch and be interested in a media presence. The other debate that you will hear about involves race and whether or not minorities are being represented in the media.
Billie Eilish, one of the few African American women who has achieved celebrity status, said in an interview recently that the media focuses more on black and Hispanic females than black and white males. For some of the women of color in Hollywood, this makes them feel as if they don’t belong there. This may be something that even needs to be addressed and changed by the media.
There are many stories that seem to be the way that the media portrays women. We might see them dressed in the most revealing clothing while some other woman is covered up because of modesty or something like that. How many other times do we see a bikini-clad woman in a movie, especially on the cover of a movie magazine?
Black women in Hollywood seem to be less featured and their roles are being taken over by other women. It seems like every time they go on the red carpet to have their picture taken, they find themselves walking next to a man and the photographer takes their picture as well. Women like Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Garner, Demi Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, and Gloria Estefan seem to be taking over their roles in Hollywood. And many of them are not even black!
Billie Eilish of Netflix’s House of Cards is one of the few examples of a successful and attractive black woman in the world of Hollywood. She is making a lot of money doing what she loves to do. She is living her dream. We can see that there are many celebrities of all races and colors that are happy with their lives and the opportunities that they have been given.
Billie Eilish is by no means trying to prove any kind of argument. She is saying that the black woman does not have to settle for being just a maid or housewife or anything else. Women have their place in the media and women of color should be celebrated for it.
Maybe the best compliment that Billie Eilish could give herself would be to make sure that her family is financially stable. It is not easy to live your dreams and go against your upbringing in order to achieve it. So even though there may be others who have done it before, Billie Eilish wants to show that it is possible to succeed with your dreams.
You could argue that most black women do not have the same aspirations as Billie Eilish. In an ideal world, all women would have the same dreams and aspirations as all other women. But until that happens, there will always be those who feel that they are not equal to the accomplishments of other women in Hollywood.