I was flabbergasted when I first heard this story. I love being a black woman but what white woman in her right mind would want to be one in such a racist world? Dealing with a misogynistic society just wasn't enough of a challenge? My mind is swirling with all the times white women decided, " I could be a sister". This story definitely deserves to be adapted to film. So who would be cast to play Ms. Dolezal?
1. Maybe Iggy Azalea could star in the movie, she is already doing a minstrel act disguised as a rapper. I heard her music career is on the decline. She could now transition into acting and play Ms. Dolezal in the Lifetime movie. She would have to work on her accent; not the Australian one but that fake "urban" one she pollutes the airwaves with.
2. Or better yet perhaps Angelina Jolie she already played a mixed woman in the docudrama, "A Mighty Heart". Jolie has one of Ms. Dolezal's hairstyles in that movie. She also adopted a daughter from Africa, so she has an inside perspective.
3. Fox News' beloved Stacey Dash would slay that role. With a little makeup she could do some work. It would be a stretch because it seems like she has an old southern white plantation woman trapped in her body. Dealing with unreality is her forte. I have confidence in her craft, after all she was practically a middle aged woman when she played a high school student in "Clueless".
4. Like Ali did in "The Greatest", Ms. Dolezal could play herself. She already has mastered the acting chops. Her legendary performance screams Oscar nominee. A little mid-western blond girl turns herself into a black woman who heads a NAACP chapter in a city where 1.9 % of the population is black. You couldn't make this stuff up. She could be the stylist as well. Those intricate natural hair styles is what duped everyone. Standing Ovation!