[Editor's Note: This article is part of a series currently underway at Big Media Vandalism, where the author is publishing 29 pieces on 29 consecutive days in celebration of Black History Month.]
Back in the late 80's, I worked in a video store known for its large collection of Black cinema. An older gentleman came into the store one day to return a copy of Sparkle. Not having seen the film since I was a kid, I asked him "so how was it?" He replied "she was still wearing that same dress."
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