Is Duchess Meghan pitching a documentary about BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors?

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In the year 2020, I still have a hard time with the fact that there are soooo many people who do not understand Black Lives Matter as a movement, as a protest, or as an intellectual argument. BLM was started in 2013 by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. They were reacting to George Zimmerman murdering Trayvon Martin. BLM has always made the point that black lives matter, because society, police and many white people seem to not believe that black lives matter. I would love to see more about Cullors, Garcia and Tometi and their work over the past six years, rather than seeing BLM as a reactionary thing to be brought up only in racist tragedies. And now maybe the Duchess of Sussex wants to do a documentary about the BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors?

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is reportedly pitching a documentary about a Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder, as part of her and Prince Harry’s lucrative Netflix deal. Patrisse Cullors, one of the three individuals who founded the BLM movement, would be the target of the documentary that the Duchess of Sussex wants to produce, according to The Mirror.

Cullors is said to have ‘hugely inspired’ Meghan, and she pitched the documentary to Netflix because she has been ‘blown away by the incredible work Patrisse has done.

‘She thinks her story needs to be told – and she would love to be the one to make it,’ a source told the newspaper. Should the documentary be given the green light by Netflix, it would be part of a deal with the streaming giant said to be worth upwards of $100 million, signed by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Meghan, 39, and husband Prince Harry, 35.

Los Angeles-born Patrisse, 36, founded Black Lives Matter in 2013 with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, after they were driven into action following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was accused of killing Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012. The movement began with the simple #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, but grew into what is seen today – with people protesting in the streets against racial inequality.

[From The Daily Mail]

Since this comes from the dregs of the British tabloids, I wouldn’t put too much stock into the idea that Meghan has actually pitched this documentary in this form. It’s far more likely that the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror just wanted to have “Meghan” and “Black Lives Matter” in the same headline, because British tabloid readers want to believe that Meghan is some kind of anti-white radical who stole their poor prince! Of course, maybe Meghan has pitched some stuff involving race, racism and black lives mattering. Who knows. But I’ll only trust it when I hear it from Variety or Deadline.

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31 Responses to “Is Duchess Meghan pitching a documentary about BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors?”

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  1. Faye says:

    That would be a good documentary, but I don’t believe anything exclusive from those rags either now that M&H have left.

  2. JayBlue says:

    I would love this to be her first piece of work with netflix. Especially considering how racist the BRF are, it’ll get their panties so twisted they’ll be waddling about for years.

    • Restless Bitch Face says:

      The mental image of various royals waddling about had made my morning. 😂

    • ABritGuest says:

      When news of Netflix deal came out they said they already had animated program about inspirational women & nature docu series in development.

      The Fail & Mirror know nothing & just throwing things out and hoping something sticks. Plus the tabloid press are stoking a backlash against BLM currently (a broadcast of a dance performance featuring BLM segment attracted over 20,000 complaints driven by coverage in the Fail ) so of course they’d link Meghan to a BLM project.

      But would be good premise so hope Sussexes or someone else does do this& executes it well.

      • Lady D says:

        What do these 20,000 complainants want from the BBC and the dance program? The dance was done, it’s online forever, there is nothing anyone can do to change that. What do they expect the BBC to do? Never show a performance by a black person again? I don’t understand what their protest will accomplish, other than highlighting their racism.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      This made me laugh so hard. Thanks for the little lift, I will take it.

  3. Snuffles says:

    The BM is just guessing at this point. They don’t have an inside scoop on ANYTHING. And I agree, they will just post the most dramatic shit they can think of, whether it is a BLM doc or a Diana doc or any kind of inside dirt on the royal family doc.

    They’re all terrified because they don’t have the inside track anymore. The Firm, the family and the BM.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      I so agree with this. They know nothing and they will start throwing out anything and everything they think will rile up the trolls and hope one of the things they throw out will be close to what H/M actually do.

  4. S808 says:

    I don’t believe this but it wouldn’t be a bad idea.

  5. Becks1 says:

    This is the kind of thing where it could be true, because I can see it being a project that would appeal to Meghan, but given the source, I’m not holding my breath that it’s true.

  6. Britt says:

    These people don’t know anything and I’m sure they’ve been calling around Hollywood and all the magazines/newspapers like Variety, NYT etc and have been ignored or told no comment. Harry and Meghan did right think publicly banning the tabloids.

  7. Edna says:

    Daily Fail knows nothing and is just making up more fan fiction to get their racist readers riled up. There heads are probably really exploding now that Harry & Meghan will be featured in Times List of 100 Influential people.

  8. Sofia says:

    Might be true but this is just the DM throwing shit at the wall and seeing what sticks. I doubt they have any legitimate inside sources

  9. Nev says:

    Hope so.

  10. Nyro says:

    The Daily Mail know nothing. They just want to link her to what little Britain sees as a “anti-white” terrorist group and they want to try to negatively influence the public and sabotage her projects, whatever they may be. The only gossip about their work that I’d take as possibly true would be from THR or Variety.

  11. Amy Bee says:

    Like everybody else has said, it would be nice if Meghan was doing this project but it can’t be believed because it’s coming from the Daily Mail. They just threw this out there to rile up their readership.

  12. L4frimaire says:

    I think the president of Netflix said they already had a few things in development or production. Also, who would they be pitching to? I thought Netflix was who they pitched to. This article is basically trying to get some sort of denial from Patrisse Cullors and BLM, and then the tabloids can make that into a headline like “ Meghan’s pitch rejected”.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      Oh you know the BM style so well. This is exactly what they are hoping for and their trolls will be delighted to delight in the false narrative of Meghan being rejected.

      I actually prefer that H/M documentaries be about charity projects they can bring focus to. For projects like what is being suggested here, I prefer if it’s produced by those directly involved like Patrisse herself. I wouldn’t mind it but I hope they start with what they know well, what they’ve been a part of. Once more seasoned, they can move into heavy hitting things outside of their regular experience.

  13. WintryMix says:

    It’s hilarious to me that the racist dumbf*cks at the DM are posting this thinking it’s a drag, when it would actually be a huge get for the Sussexes and a brilliant first move.

  14. Lizzie says:

    The DM’s last scoop was Harry and Meghan signed a deal with Spotify. They have no info whatsoever.

  15. Lizzie says:

    The DM’s last scoop was Harry and Meghan signed a deal with Spotify. They have no info whatsoever.

  16. Jen says:

    One of the site’s that routinely slanders Meghan says we don’t get more pictures of Archie because Meghan is ashamed of him because he doesn’t look “black enough.” These people are evil and will stop at nothing.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      OMG! Someone actually thought that and took the step to write it down for others to see how dumb they are? Worse, are there people who actually buy into something like that? Just when you think Meghan trolls can’t go any lower, they manage to find a new level low.

    • Nyro says:

      These royal fans’ rabid demands to see Archie have always revolved around race and whether or not he came out looking more like his biracial mom or his white dad. It’s always been about racially abusing that child.

  17. FilmTurtle says:

    Oh, man, every time H&M have a Zoom call with whoever administers their deal at Netflix, seven different people are going to be listening at the wall with cups to their ears and then running to the British tabs, aren’t they?

  18. Mariane says:

    DM doesn’t know sh***😒I think we here on CB know more about them than these idiots.

    The production deal was signed by BOTH so it’ll be something that they both have intrest in. It’ll more likely be to do with the pressure of covid on black & brown population and the sacrifices the health care, delivery and sanitation workers made. It’ll probably have something to do with mental health too but they already said animated programs centred on women & nature docu series in development.

  19. A says:

    I think the creators of BLM specifically avoid focusing the movement on themselves, because they want it to be about more than just them, which happens sometimes when people look to leaders as figureheads or as the face of a movement as a whole. The intention is to ensure that it lives beyond just their participation in it, and that everyone who supports the message feels as if the movement belongs to them, the people, rather than just three leaders.

    So I don’t know how true this story is. I don’t remember, but I believe the people who started the movement have said they don’t want any media focus on them alone. I can’t imagine how a documentary would be made about one of them specifically, as I don’t think they’d be receptive to the idea at all. And an unauthorized documentary, made without the consent of the subject in question, would not be a good idea in the slightest, and I don’t think it’s something Meghan would want to pursue either.

    There are a lot of documentaries that can be made abt the BLM movement. There are so many stories that can be told about the sorts of changes that are being pushed for, and accomplished, by dedicated people who are committed to creating a better world. If this is something that they want to explore further, it’s a really good thing, and I’d be really interested to see what they decide to do and what they want to focus on.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      Unless information about H/M comes from non tabloid non British source, I take it with a huge grain of salt because they have no access and they lie in order to have something to print for their trolls daily fix.

    • Jane Doe says:

      A – you said what I came here to say. Genuine BLM and other movement organizers are very leery of being portrayed in any way as celebrities.
      That being said , it’s hard to criticize the (completely unverified) idea of bringing attention to current issues with a documentary, but the British tabloids will try.