Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Great way to discuss gender and cultural issues!
S. Kennedy | chicago, illinois | 04/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although the movie is filled with stereotypes regarding unwed mothers, hence the title, the main character Nita/Neeta is finding a way to exert her independence as a woman through dancehall music. The heat is turned up when the father of her children Byron(babydaddy)appears threatened by Nita's aspirations.
The cultural aspect of dancehall is revealed in the various dress displayed by the women in the movie. While some may object to the dress, this form of expression can also be seen as resistance or the exertion of independence by the women who refused to be categorized or seen in any one-dimensional aspect.
Nita demonstrates her ability to be resourceful and to overcome obstacles that are often thrown in the way of women when trying to excel beyond their situations. This includes reconnecting with her mother who had given her up as a young mother to be raised by her grandmother.
Overall the movie tackles the stereotypes and labeling bestowed upon women of color and demonstrates that women can move beyond the shadows of men."