Bastardly Hot or Not: Jurnee Smollett @ “The Great Debaters” Screening, NYC

And the Wiki says…

Jurnee Diana Smollett (born October 1, 1986 is an American actress from New York City, New York). [Wiki]

Here’s a little about the flick:

While based on true events, some of the particulars were changed for the film. The actual debate was between Wiley College and the University of Southern California’s debate team (not Harvard’s) and took place on the USC campus in Bovard auditorium.[4] In addition, according to the New York Times the “film omits one reality: even though they beat the reigning champions, the Great Debaters were not allowed to call themselves victors because they did not belong to the debate society, which did not allow blacks until after World War II.”[5] The movie also explores the social milieu of the American South during the Great Depression including not only the day to day insults and slights African Americans had to endure, but also a near lynching. James L. Farmer, Jr. (played by Denzel Whitaker), who was on Wileys’ debate team at 14 years old after completing high school (and who would later go on to co-found the Congress of Racial Equality) is also depicted. [Wiki]

It’s fucking Denzel & Forest Whitaker, so can it possibly be bad?! Check official site over here.


The Great Debaters – Trailer

Posted Nov 05, 2007

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

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24 comments
ObeyYourGod
ObeyYourGod

Who the? What the? How the? Curse you Perry the Platypus.

whitemancan jump
whitemancan jump

she is a cutie skinny ass hell need some meat but cute lil face tho

Francesca
Francesca

The movie is terrible and critics are afraid to say anything b/c it's so perfectly PC, and it's Oprah and Denzel Washington for Chrissake. You're really understating things when you say the movie took "some" liberties.

Anyhow, Jurnee looks really classic Hollywood here, kind of glamourous.

RockHard
RockHard

No Brown Bag, but I'd cover her face with my ManGoo

norwegian
norwegian

She is very beautiful. Why the brown bag comment?

Molly
Molly

It's Michelle's friend!

Big Papi
Big Papi

not hot, but I could finish without a bag

damla55
damla55

brownbag? u gotta be kidding me...i think she is pretty but her nose job is horrible...u see two dimples on both sides of her nostrils cuz her old nose must have been wide

JASLENE [[scandalous]]
JASLENE [[scandalous]]

after looking at her mug and before scrolling down, she looked like she'd be fat, but she isn't...that's not a good sign for her face, so brown bag it

HoustonChica
HoustonChica

How could anyone consider her a brown bagger?

I think she's quite pretty.

Plus, she has sexy lips, beautiful eyes and a hot body

Tyra
Tyra

I think she's really pretty.....definitely doesn't deserve a brown bag in the least bit.

Rhonda
Rhonda

Not hot, but pretty.

She and her siblings had their own show about 10 or so years ago. It lasted not even one season, but it was kind of cute.

caitie harmful
caitie harmful

I see nothing wrong with her, aside from the odd name.

Dat_DoOd
Dat_DoOd

wtf? A brown bag? Swear this site is pure comedy.

Pookie
Pookie

As if Alicia Keyes' facial features exploded.

Unfortunate.

Leni
Leni

I don't know why her face reminds me of Jessica Biel.

I'm not digging this chick's body, face is ok, wouldn't call her hot.

Larry B.
Larry B.

Hot in my book. She was kinda funny looking as a kid. But she has blossomed I must say.

Phillip McCracken
Phillip McCracken

not hot...

but that movie looks good...even if it winds up sucking DICK... you KNOW you are guarenteed an amazing performance by Denzel.

easily one of the best actors in the last 20 years.