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Posted by ESC on August 12, 2011 at 00:11

Interviewer: Did the "controversy" surrounding the book's portrayal (some might say exploitation) of a black woman's story affect your decision to see the film?
Jenée: It made me side-eye the film somewhat, but I was still open to liking it.

'Help' Wanted: Weighing In on New Film: Professional black women chat about The Help's portrayal of black women and the stereotypical "mammy" role. By Helena Andrews. Posted: August 10, 2011. The Root.,0

Same as "look askance" -- a side glance.