Precious is not a film that make me feel like I could go anywhere. The same goes for The Hurt Locker, or even Up In The Air, which I actually liked. It's all very much based on staying on solid ground.
I don't know about you, but for a people constantly looked upon as having limitations, why wouldn't we want more films that have us go beyond telling those kinds of stories? What is wrong with black people traveling to another galaxy? There is more than this planet in our own universe, and there is more in our minds than we could possibly imagine.
Perry, Daniels, and Winfrey should have pushed for something else in that vein. Sadly, they probably know that this kind of film doesn't make it to the Oscars. As a result, a black lady stealing chicken becomes our highlight when the Original Screenplay nomination comes up.
Seriously, enough with the sad black films. For real. Let's do something else.