Viola Davis is starring in “The Help”

Kathryn Stockett’s NYT bestseller has been adapted for release by DreamWorks Studios. Directed by Tate Taylor ( Pretty Ugly People ), the cast includes Emma Stone (Skeeter), Viola Davis (Aibileen), Octavia Spencer (Minnie), Bryce Dallas Howard (Hilly), Sissy Spacek (Missus Walters), and Cicely Tyson (Constance Jefferson).

Click here for the Official Movie Website.

And, yes, I read the book. It is definitely not some kind of recycled “Aunt Jemima on the Pancake Box” story about mammies. It is a story about female empowerment set in Mississippi in the 1960s. And for those of us with grandmothers or mothers who did domestic work to support their families, it will really cut close to home in unexpected ways.

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