Thursday, October 13, 2016

thespookyblackconservative: nevaehtyler: Also the first Black...



Also the first Black woman to kiss a white man (Captain Kirk) on American TV in 1968.  

Funny story about that because this is one of my favorite stories of all time: William Shatner was instrumental in that first interracial kiss because the studio execs didn’t want to go through with it and they were just going to have them hug instead. They decided to “compromise” by letting him film one take where he kissed her and several others where he didn’t. They were planning on just using one of the non-kissing scenes later. Well Shatner was wise to their game and he was having none of it, so he filmed the take with the kiss, and then in every other take he made sure to make ridiculous faces at the camera. At the time it wasn’t like you could see every aspect of what was being filmed as it was happening so the editors didn’t realize until it was too late that the only take they could use was the kiss.

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