Quick Quotes. Ghanian-American Actress Nana Mensah on How ‘Queen of Glory’ is Part of the ‘Weird Girl Revolution’ For Women of Color.

Nana Mensah

Nana Mensah, Ghanaian-American multi talented artist and actress recently sat down for an interview to talk about her latest project, film Queen of Glory, which tells the tale of “a maladjusted PhD student who becomes sole proprietor of a Christian bookstore.” Here’s what Mensah had to say about main character Sarah being a “weird brown girl.”

Sarah is pretty weird– she’s a scientist, so she’s socially awkward and doesn’t know how to dress herself. I probably find that pretty refreshing as a contrast to An African City, which is incredibly fashion-forward, and also as a little rebellion to most West African women I know, who would put French women to shame with their custom-made and designer ensembles. I love weird– historically, the weird girl has always been the best friend, and I know that feeling well of feeling like you’re a vibrant, funny supporting character in everyone else’s story. I love that weird girls– white, black, and brown– are now stepping out from behind the gamine, blonde ingenue and giving her a swift kick to the side. It’s a revolution, and I’d love to think that Queen of Glory is a part of it!

Go here to read the entire interview. You can also support Queen of Glory over at her Kickstarter page.