Interracial Dating Guide ‘Swirling’ to Become a Movie

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  • State Street Pictures, the West Hollywood-based production company headed by Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr., has picked up feature film rights to the book “Swirling: How to Date Mate and Relate Mixing Race, Culture and Creed.”

    The first-time release from pop culture blogger Christelyn D. Karazin and journalist Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn was penned “as a dating wake-up call for African American women.”  It “debunks social, cultural and sexual myths on ‘dating out’ and serves as a practical guide for coping with disapproving friends and family, and offers advice from mixed couples who are happily ‘swirling.’”

    Karazin and Littlejohn will serve as executive producers on the project with Teitel and Tillman, who is slated to direct.

    We are thrilled to be working with such great and contemporary material as ‘Swirling,’” said Teitel. “The book is a great ‘how-to’ guide on dating across race and creed and lends itself to a fun yet poignant screen adaptation.

    Released May 15, 2012 by Atria Paperback (an imprint of Simon & Schuster), “Swirling” debuted at #53 among books on SEX and #65 among books on HAPPINESS on Amazon.com’s Top 100 Books listing.

    Karazin and Littlejohn are currently touring nationally to promote the release.

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    13 thoughts on “Interracial Dating Guide ‘Swirling’ to Become a Movie

    1. Why do some black men cross the street to help fix someone else’s back yard
      when their own back yard needs a lot of work. Frederick Douglass, said in the 19th century ” A race of people can’t truly be free if their freedom and economic stability is based on the thoughts, actions, and feelings of another race”. We still have a lot of work to do. Time to tighten up our own back yards so that generations of black kids won’t have to keep asking the white man for work.

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    3. sweetdill
      I agree you may find a few Nigerian who fool around White women mainly to get a USA Green Card,In America ,and Canada some Nigerians do this and once they get their visas ,and US citizenship they divorce White Women and get a Black woman either from Nigeria or America ,and Canada.
      Nigerians prefer Nigerian women first , next Black American women. White Fat women to get a US Green Card

    4. I am a Black woman who dated a guy in college whose mother was a White and his father was Nigerian (Igbo). All her friends seemed to be White american women married to Nigerian men. I met other people at college who parents were interracial couples made up of African men (from different countries within Africa) and White women. Black men in the U.S. are not the only ones obessed with dating outside the race. Let’s not forget these African men left their home countries to marry someone outside their ethnicity, but outside of the continent from which they came.

    5. I don’t care about this subject one way or the other, but I have noticed something interesting about the comments. I assume the folks commenting about this would also comment about Tiki Barber and his new wife. Apparently, it’s not about race as much as it is about gender.

    6. Please Help me understand something about what the criteria used define success by former enslaved Africans in The Americas .
      1) Do you define success as being well educated and being economically prosperous?
      2)Do you define success on how well Black Quarterbacks, Basketball superstars , and other sports stars perform ?
      3) Do you define success based on how many Grammies, Oscars Black stars win
      4) Do you define success on your right to inter marry with Whites , and being accepted by them ?
      5) Does Your Life and success depends on Obama being the president?

      If You answered Yes to number 1 you are a free Black person and You will succeed.
      Other answer shows that you are insecure ,and still not a free Black Person

    7. Is this the decline of Black America?
      Black Men rejecting Black Women in exchange for White European American Ladies?

      Black women needing a man and willing also to date a White Male ?
      Is it the End of The Black American Race?
      When Black Men and Women start moving away from each other this a sign of a society falling apart quickly. A White Southerner Lynch (yes the man equated to Lynching) devised a strategy on how the White man would control Blacks, and it involved in creating conflicts between Black Men and Women, give special status to Bi-racials conceived through rape between the White Masters and Helpless Black Slave Women. Mr. Lynch strategy is working well

    8. We Nigerians Yoroubas, and many other Black Africans who live in the USA ,Europe often wonder why there is such a push for inter racial dating by African Americans and Caribbean, and South American Blacks .
      Why are descendants of African Slaves find such a passion to make their children look more White? Me as a Black African enjoy Black women , I find many African American sisters frustrated with the rejection from their African American Brothers who prefer White European American women.
      White people will not accept Black people on the basis of them marrying White.
      I see Black men loving their Bi-racial babies more than Black Babies . In fact there was a Blog on TJMS where many Blacks people indicated how beautiful Bi-Racial Brown Babies are . This is so sad and demeaning . Are we saying that Black Babies are ugly???

    9. It’s interesting that a movie is being made on how to date interracially. Why do you need a movie? Granted, interracial dating and marriage have unique issues, but don’t these couples have some of the same issues as two people of the same race do? Don’t they worry about how they get along with their friends, family and associates? Don’t they discuss having children, where to live or what faith to practice? And I have to agree with the previous responder–why is it when we talk about interracial dating and marriage, one of the people involved is black? I’m sure other races have the same problems as we do when it comes to dating someone outside the race.

    10. Also, when these folks get tired of you, they will toss you and your half black babies to the black community. I hope they talk about that in this movie.

    11. Why is it that when this issue comes up, it is always someone black. You do not see white, hispanics, or Asians trying to pust their people to date us. To me, this is a modern day practice of Willie Lynch. Depend on good old white master while distrusting your own. Believe me, a white man and men of other groups can treat you just as nasty. Do not get it twisted.

    12. Not interested in a book or movie about interracial dating and interracial marriage. Don’t have anything against it, BUT it seems to be the new fad or rehashing of an old fad. I see plenty of brothers in Ohio with fat and trashy white girls. I see many well paid brothers in the sports world with non black women. I also hear many black women and men complain that they can’t find a good spouse. I’m NOT attracted to white women AT ALL. BUT white women and fat women are very attracted to me. I’m glad I’m not young and single in this dangerous and confusing era…………………………………

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