October 2011

Based on a True Story

I had a conversation with my grandmother the other day about how unfortunate she thought it was that the movie The Help wasn’t a true story. Or even based on one. If you haven’t seen the movie, it tells the story of several black maids and their white female employers in the south in the 1960’s. The main (white) character is a writer and she uses the story of the abused maids to propel her away from her racist hometown into the New York City big time.