As you already know, Chick Fight is very close! Following Malin Akerman interview, we also had the opportunity to speak with comedy queen AKA Dulcé Sloan about the film, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the importance of raising our own voice. Let’s hit like a girl!
Here we go!
True to form, and to get you excited, here’s the trailer and the synopsis for the movie.
When Anna Wyncomb is introduced to an underground, all-female fight club in order to turn the mess of her life around, she discovers she is much more personally connected to the history of the club than she could ever imagine.
And here’s our interview with the funny and amazing Dulcé Sloan.
Charleen, Dulcé’s character, must hide a great secret from her friend. A secret that starts an adventure. We wondered what Sloan thought her character felt when she was forced to hide something so big from her best friend, her sister. Her answer is illuminating.
“I think she couldn’t share everything with her, especially since the fight club for Charleen and the other women was therapy. So I think she was trying to keep that trustful for herself and the fact that you know, she was in therapy and it’s a therapy for other women. So she didn’t want to share the fact that was in one club because Anna wasn’t ready but also she doesn’t want to tell anybody else on her own”.
We were also curious about what made Dulcé say yes to this role and what attracted her most to the story and her character. Her response shows us how much she loves this role and this movie, and why she had to do it once she learned about this character. And I totally agree with her.
“I think what attracted me the most about the character was the fact that you know, a lot of times laughing or make other laugh when you’re playing that best friend character is a really one-dimensional character. So I like the fact that she was a full character in and of herself and she was really well written but that’s why I wanted to play it and was like really fun role. She was doing like, you know, one of those friends were having a hard time and say alright, we get drunk and do this. But also, you know, it’s one of those friends that when you’re having a hard time, you can really rely on”.
In a scene from the movie Charleen says that men fight all the time and nothing happens and she is absolutely right. To us it was important to learn if Dulcé believed that, with films like Chick Fight, Hollywood and society, are breaking stereotypes with these types of plots and female characters. Her answer speaks of a woman who is aware of what we have progressed, although we still have a lot to achieve.
“What I really liked about the movie is that in some type of bad comedies with like a female-driven the main character for our goal is usually to fall in love and what I like about this is that that’s not her goal, is to change her life and to be better for herself. She does isn’t meeting someone but that’s not a motive. In the beginning of the movie as you know, I’m not happy where things are and I want to change my life for myself. So her actions weren’t motivated by trying to meet a man which I really like”.
The next question is tough, sad, and difficult. We doubted if should ask Dulcé this, but she’s a direct woman and we were really interested in her opinion. She’s a Black woman who plays a police officer in the movie. It’s … inevitable to think about what happens in real life with the police and the Black community.
A few days ago, we heard, again, the news that a police officer killed a Black man. Unfortunately, this news is common and justice doesn’t come, it never does. That is why Black Lives Matter social movement has raised its voice across the country and around the world. We wanted to know what it was like for Dulcé to hear this news so often as a Black woman living in the United States, an active activist in the Black community, as you know from, among other things, her podcast That Black Ass Show, which premiered in April and where Sloan talks to special guests to celebrate some of America’s iconic black shows that have and continue to shape the world. We wanted to know how she felt.
At first, the line went silent. She felt so many things and wanted to say so many others that, for a moment, it was difficult for her to put her thoughts together. When she answered us, we really admired her. There are no words to express how much. Her answer tells us about a strong, courageous woman with great sensitivity, who is willing to fight for things to change and who is aware of how much that change is necessary.
“For me it is not a surprise that it happens. I hope the specially was after all a protests that happened…I think that it’s giving America the chance to see how the police really operate, how much free range they’re given, how they’re able to be judge and jury over someone’s life, the lack of training that police have when it comes to dealing with someone with mental health issues. And I think it’s another way to show that.
You know, because people can tell you that not as just when it comes to this the police dealing with someone with mental health issues a lot of times, that ends fatal. You know I have your number from that but you know, it’s how well they trained to deal with someone who is having a mental health issue. How long was it to leave strain? Because we already know what they’re doing with black people who don’t have that issue. So if anything I hope is another you know, it’s a way of us going. Okay, we march, we did all of this but we have to see that there has to be some type of change”.
Dulcé has a prolific career well known in comedy, she has participated in countless programs and TV series. In addition to her podcast That Black Ass Show, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Dulcé is also a castmember on the upcoming animated FOX series The Great North, joining an ensemble of comedy heavyweights. The series will premiere in 2021 and has already been picked up for a second season.
She has done so many things at such a young age that we wanted to know if there was something she felt she had to do in her career. We wanted to know what her dream job was. And, Star Trek fans, get ready for her answer!
“Yes, I have to be a Klingon in a Star Trek movie or TV show, like the new ones, the Next Generation Deep Space Nine Cleon. I have to do that. I have to do for my career, is my dream job. I grew up watching Star Trek. I’m in love with it. And that’s what I have to do, I have to be a Klingon on Star Trek“.
Our talk with Dulcé ended here. She’s wonderful. We really admire her. She’s sincere, direct, incredibly funny and is someone who really teaches you to look at life differently. We just want you to see her in Chick Fight, you are going to love her. In the meantime, you can find her on her podcast, on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and, soon, on The Great North.