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Van Vicker stars in “Skinned”, Skin Bleaching Movie directed by LisaRaye McCoy | Trailer



Van Vicker-Skinned-Lisa Raye McCoy
There have been a lot of musical and movie collaborations among Africans and African-Americans lately and we love it!

Ghanaian actor Van Vicker stars in LisaRaye McCoy‘s directorial debut, ‘Skinned’, a movie about skin bleaching, colourism and the issues that arise. Van Vicker plays an African businessman who prefers light-skinned women, and unknowingly marries a black woman who has bleached her skin. She has no childhood pictures of herself and lies she has vitiligo, and also cannot bear children because of her secret.

Here are excerpts from the synopsis from the movie’s website,

“Jolie is a very complex character. Though she’s dark, beautiful, and appears confident at times, her self-esteem is extremely low. This stems from the fact that she’s the object of childhood and adulthood cruelty concerning the darkness of her skin. Throughout her life, she has had nothing but put downs in this regard. Worse of all, her other 2 sisters are lighter in complexion and always considered the prettier ones. They are all socialites and have lots of guys beating down their door. Jolie on the other hand has never been on a single date. However, when she gets to college and falls head over heels in love with a light skinned college swim star, things take an unforeseen turn.”

Jolie falls in love with Bobby, and after bullying and pressure, starts bleaching her skin.

“Fast forward 10 years later, Jolie is now married to Michael, an African business tycoon (Van Vicker) with a flair for light skinned women. So in love with his wife, Michael never bothers to ask why she doesn’t have any pictures of herself when she was a child. When he questions her about the appearance of her skin at times, she lies and says that she has vitiligo.

After 4 years of marriage, Jolie has not gotten pregnant. In an attempt to find out why, disturbing news turns their marriage in an uproar that ultimately could lead to death. Devastated about the news, Michael’s world is turned upside down and he begins spending lots of time outside of the home. Thinking that he’s having an affair, Jolie enters into a deep depression.”

Jolie then starts therapy and begins a friendship with her doctor… we guess we’ll find out the outcome when we watch the movie!

The movie will be released in 2015, for now here’s the trailer.

BN-ers, Will you be watching?


  1. Teri

    November 13, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    My favourites Lisa and Van Vicker. What a wow

  2. Clo

    November 13, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    When I Saw LisaRaye I had to stop by, so to see the movie is “a must stop by”…Thumbs up to African Actors & their upliftments

  3. Nikky

    November 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Nice idea for a movie. I just wish/hope they used a dark skinned man as Michael ‘cos from observation, dark skinned men tend to have preference for light skinned partners (and vice versa of course).

    • baboushka

      November 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      This is true from my observation as well. And Van Vickers wife in real life just happens to be dark skin

  4. @edDREAMZ

    November 13, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Gud luck bro….

  5. Dee-USA

    November 13, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Am I the only one who saw “directed by Avery O. Williams?” Unless that’s her directorial name, that’s not Lisa Raye.

  6. Halia

    November 13, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I cannot wait to see this! I love when collaborative minds work together to expose in a different way, this light skin/dark skin epidemic in peoples of color, everywhere. Maybe it will have the same nuances of Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” movie. #timetogetreal

  7. mimi

    November 14, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Van vicker???

    Orrrrrrighty then I think I will pass. He puts me to sleep.

  8. Bella Noire

    November 14, 2014 at 7:03 am

    “Van Vicker plays an African businessman who prefers light-skinned women, and unknowingly marries a black woman who has bleached her skin.” I think you mean “…unknowingly marries a dark-skinned woman who has bleached her skin”. Mtchew.

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      November 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Black was not used to equate dark skin, it was used as another word for ‘of African origin’. Thanks

  9. Mary-Lee

    November 14, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I agree with your Nikky & Baboushka, however you are missing the beauty of this movie which is, each and every individual has a preference, therefore we have to accept ourselves as we are and not change for anybody, had Jollie accepted the fact that she was dark skinned she would have met someone, Vicker’s role is perfect it shows that not all light skinned men prefer dark skinned women.

  10. omah

    November 14, 2014 at 11:20 am

    omg!!! how did she even get van vicker’s contact of all people??i loveeeeeee herrrrr for days..

  11. loky

    November 14, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    these light skinned dudes and white men love dark skinned women.. from observation too in real life.ask my 10 neighbors..

  12. Esibo

    November 15, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Yeah! and MJ had a skin disease. Back in the days of Fela, it was called ‘Yellow Fever! He even had a song about it. Called …what else! Yellow Fever

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