Donyale Luna: Super Model | Official Trailer | HBO

  • Опубліковано 27 сер 2023
  • She broke the mold.
    Donyale Luna: Supermodel, an @HBO Original Documentary and story of the woman who revolutionized the fashion industry, premieres September 13 on @StreamOnMax. #DonyaleLunaHBO
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    HBO  Місяць тому +67

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    • OY3AH!
      OY3AH! 21 день тому +2

      ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 10/10 -OY3AH!

    • sonjohnsson
      sonjohnsson 20 днів тому +2

      Double consciousness, W.E.B. Du Bois

    • Super Amanda
      Super Amanda 19 днів тому +3

      So far, there’s too many scenes of an actress portraying her that looks nothing like her. I hope this entire documentary is not mostly reenactment with this actress. She’s pretty, but she looks nothing like her and it’s too much like unsolved mysteries style docudrama.

    • Sid’ Mohammed Saeed Ibrahim
      Sid’ Mohammed Saeed Ibrahim 8 днів тому

      When is Ra Luan again?? 2:37

  • Shawnta C.
    Shawnta C. 21 день тому +1836

    Shout out to the UA-camrs who brought her story to this generation and kept Donyale Luna's story alive. HBO took note.

    • crzy dreamr
      crzy dreamr 21 день тому +76

      Yess! s/o @karinealourde I was thinking the EXACT same thing ✨👁️✨ p.s. I’ve noticed this has been HAPPENING a lot lately too‼️

    • YesI SaidIt
      YesI SaidIt 21 день тому +31


    • garcelle beauvais
      garcelle beauvais 20 днів тому +44

      Yess. The brilliant Karine Alourde has made amazing videos on many forgotten icons, including Ms Luna 🙌

    • Shawnta C.
      Shawnta C. 20 днів тому +17

      @garcelle beauvais yes indeed! Karine’s content is amazing!

    • Melcatsite
      Melcatsite 19 днів тому +12

      Karine did that 👏 🙌

  • TracyD
    TracyD 27 днів тому +2360

    For a time, I though this woman was fictional because of how little people would talk about her. I'm glad HBO made that documentary.

    • Super Amanda
      Super Amanda 20 днів тому +25

      (Comment edited) after a lot of reservations that this was going to be a standard documentary, I’m pleasantly surprised that DONYALE LUNA SUPERMODEL (Nailah Jefferson 2023) has a much stronger second half, and it is a meticulous look at the first female Afro Futurist 🪐🌟
      A woman who challenged racial constructs in many ways . A MINT original.
      As was said of Janis Joplin,
      “She was a casualty, not a victim. The difference is important.”

    • Donyale Bartíra
      Donyale Bartíra 19 днів тому +31

      ​@superamanda Donyale wasn't multiracial, that was apart of her persona

    • Super Amanda
      Super Amanda 19 днів тому +25

      @Donyale Bartíra The verified ancestry is her mother was half-German. Her maternal grandparents met in Detroit and her German grandfather's last name was Herzog. She was multi racial And most importantly that's how she identified herself. She was very clear about that and that needs to be respected over the one drop which I can scarcely believe is still alive in the 21st century.

    • I love me me ME!
      I love me me ME! 19 днів тому +10

      ​@Super Amandaok

  • Pou1gie1
    Pou1gie1 22 дні тому +3094

    Racial PTSD needs to be acknowledged. When your race is always used against you, it forces you to figure out ways of surviving and navigating through other's perceptions of you and the consequences that that holds. Her way was to avoid talking about her race. Really, the focus should be on why Yt ppl were obsessed with her race and how that impacted her. I don't blame her for how she handled her racial PTSD, I blame Yt society for making non-Yt people have to create ways to survive that mental torture. They other-ed her by making her a side show freak, then chastised her for the impacts of that racial identity torture.

  • Tati’s Music Chat’s
    Tati’s Music Chat’s 21 день тому +751

    She isn’t spoken about much I’m glad she’s getting the attention she deserves.

    • Omar Stephen
      Omar Stephen 19 днів тому +4

      Yeah? i never heard of this broad

    • LILIANNA 444
      LILIANNA 444 15 днів тому +3

      @Omar StephenThat is exactly why this lady said that she is glad she’s getting the attention she deserves.
      And now you know.

    • I See How It Is
      I See How It Is 10 днів тому +2

      Why? There's literally hundreds of other models out there. Do models really need that much more attention than they've already gotten lol?

  • Cancer Visionary
    Cancer Visionary 22 дні тому +1356

    As someone who owns the all black issue of Vogue Italia… I did research on Donyale Luna in my teens… I’ve always been obsessed with fashion… black has always been and will be beautiful… effortless and ageless… it is nothing like having black skin.

    • T Fletcher
      T Fletcher 21 день тому +37

      I’m still mad at myself for not ordering that issue of Vogue.

    • Pretty Penni
      Pretty Penni 20 днів тому +10

      I'm mad I NEVER invested in these. I have a few Regular Vogues...
      The inspo in this post 🙏🏿❤️

    • SuperFluffy79
      SuperFluffy79 20 днів тому +5

      You have no choice.......

    • ItsKindaMusty77
      ItsKindaMusty77 19 днів тому +9


    • OC
      OC 19 днів тому +25

      Black people are just like anyone else - some age well and many do not. I cannot with y'all who make us out to be these specimens in jars.

  • Jasmine Bischof
    Jasmine Bischof 15 днів тому +100

    Why have I never heard of her?! Maybe she wasn't spoken about much because people would have to acknowledge their poor treatment of her. She is breathtaking and otherworldy.

    • RealRoses Forever
      RealRoses Forever 11 днів тому +3

      Her mistreatment and her beauty were pressed down to be hidden.

  • Stacy J Politics, Community & Faith K’onVersations

    She paved the way for so many great Models that are shining

    • Kemar Sinclair
      Kemar Sinclair 20 днів тому +10

      What? Elaborate, as she never claimed black. Naomi, Iman, Beverly, etc. are better examples. Sit down...

    • meka jones
      meka jones 19 днів тому +4

      Never heard of her

    • Super Amanda
      Super Amanda 19 днів тому +3

      There hasn't been a model this great since the 1970s.

  • Lissandra Freljord
    Lissandra Freljord 21 день тому +429

    Donyale and Veruschka were hands down the best fashion models of the 60s. Sure, Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy were iconic, but these two knew how to model from head to toe using their whole body.

  • Carl Daytia
    Carl Daytia 21 день тому +239

    A Goddess in a form of human. One of the most stunning woman who ever walked in this earth. I’m a huge fan of Ms. Luna. Thank you HBO.

    • SuperFluffy79
      SuperFluffy79 20 днів тому +3

      If this is your God, then my heart breaks for you

    • Zachary Zapata
      Zachary Zapata 19 днів тому +1

      She is using a weave and color contact lenses, so how is _that_ "stunning"?
      Stop playing with yourself.

    • ThePlasticTootle
      ThePlasticTootle 18 днів тому +13

      @Zachary Zapata Every model, regardless of race, is subject to wearing some type of fake accessory to enhance their look. From hair to eyes to cosmetic procedures, it is rare see a model that is in their all natural state. So please be civil.

    • Zachary Zapata
      Zachary Zapata 18 днів тому +1

      @ThePlasticTootle Your idea of being civil is agreeing with you. You're kidding yourself. I think it's called "cope" .

    • Yahnathan Tasian
      Yahnathan Tasian 15 днів тому +2

      @SuperFluffy79hence the last name Luna for the moon goddess and the one eye symbolism.

  • Danie Po
    Danie Po 19 днів тому +172

    I remember trying to do a reserach project on Ms. Luna in the early 2000s while in college and could barely find info. This spotlight is long overdue and I'm so thrilled more people will learn about this incredible woman!

  • Chi Chi
    Chi Chi 22 дні тому +358

    Can't wait to watch this. HBO is serving up all the great documentaries on Black women. First Tina Turner and now Donyale!

    • Reese’s pieces
      Reese’s pieces 21 день тому +62

      The beautiful Donna Summers, as well.

    • dianaMidnighTdreary
      dianaMidnighTdreary 19 днів тому +1


    • Kokolo
      Kokolo 16 днів тому

      Except she wasn't black, she was mixed

    • Chi Chi
      Chi Chi 13 днів тому

      @Reese’s pieces Yes, I saw that one too!

  • Meeraf Taddesse
    Meeraf Taddesse 19 днів тому +120

    I personally am shocked that these people have “never seen” a beauty like her. It highlights just how much their segment of society did not associate or overlap with black folks because they would have definitely encountered beauty like this many times over. That is really more indicative of their ignorance because I’ve seen this level of beauty my whole life across many shades of blackness. However, what I will say is that her lines, movement, and facial expressions absolutely made her exceptionally and uniquely adept to being photographed in a way that highlighted her beauty unlike many others much like a ballet dancer. That’s what I think made her stand out as a model.

    • N.W.A.
      N.W.A. 19 днів тому +11

      they're just trying to hype it up because they're gunning for the black females audience

    • Erika
      Erika День тому

      @N.W.A. I would mainly attribute it to the fact that black people and white people were segregated back then. Also, anything considered black was taboo or considered less than. So a random white guy who grew up in the midwest would not have been exposed to someone who has looked like her before.

  • T Love
    T Love  21 день тому +244

    When I found out about her about 12 years ago, I always thought if they do a movie about her, Keri Hilson should play her. Donyale is next level but Keri is the closest I have seen to her. A documentary is even better! I will definitely be watching!!

    • Madame Meek
      Madame Meek 21 день тому +51

      Or Erykah Badu in Erykah's younger years.

    • Hagar
      Hagar 20 днів тому +7

      Literally just thought the same thing when I googled her. At a certain angle, they favor each other.

    • Trina Slaughter
      Trina Slaughter 20 днів тому +32

      I was Solange would be perfect

    • T Love
      T Love  20 днів тому +16

      @Trina Slaughter Yesssssss! I can see that too! Plus she would be better because Sis Solo is unproblematic. 😏😉🥰🥰🥰🥰🐝🐝🐝🐝

    • ChellZelda
      ChellZelda 20 днів тому +7

      Yes I def was gonna say that her and Kerri Hilson favor each other for sure!!

  • Adina Deramus
    Adina Deramus 19 днів тому +63

    I’m so happy that they FINALLY gave her a documentary she always deserves!

  • Simeon Busano
    Simeon Busano 12 днів тому +30

    I watched the documentary and it was surprisingly heartfelt. It felt more like a love letter and an apology than a historical document but it’s better for that quality. Tragic what racial terror can do to a person.
    Also underexplored was the way her in-laws contributed to her premature death because of their rejection of her.

  • FabledVerse
    FabledVerse 19 днів тому +150

    It’s so funny when some non-Black people say a Black person looks “like they are not from earth” when they are beautiful - as if it’s so hard to believe Black people can be stunning and beautiful as well.
    I’m so glad they are telling her story. I think if more non-Black people knew these stories they would understand why Black people’s experiences are so very different in the same spaces they occupy and why we feel as we do.

    • gibememoni
      gibememoni 19 днів тому +8

      She's not black she's mixed race

    • Super Amanda
      Super Amanda 19 днів тому +4

      She was multi racial. She was 6’3 she had like a 38 inch inseam!

    • Tiana Robinson
      Tiana Robinson 18 днів тому +3

      @gibememoni she’s not mixed race she lied about that

    • Tiana Robinson
      Tiana Robinson 18 днів тому +6

      @Super Amandashe’s not multiracial she lied about that

    • Super Amanda
      Super Amanda 18 днів тому +4

      @Tiana Robinson she wasn’t lying. Her mother was half German. Her maternal grandfather was from Germany. Her father was multiracial. Google his photo. The woman you’re seeing in a lot of the films in that trailer is not her that’s an actress that’s reenacting her because there’s so few films of her available.

  • Gina Joseph
    Gina Joseph 21 день тому +303

    Throughout her life and career, Luna claimed to be of various, mixed ethnic backgrounds, often playing down her African American ancestry since being a teenager in Detroit. Later on in her life she insisted that her biological father was a man with the surname Luna and that her mother was Indigenous Mexican and of Afro-Egyptian lineage. According to Luna, one of her grandmothers was reportedly a former Irish actress who married a black interior decorator. She would also claim to be of 'Polynesian' descent in high school as the common practice at the time was for immigrants and minority groups to 'give themselves makeovers to better assimilate into modern [American] society.She often made up tall tales to make her seem more grandiose, part of the character of Donyale Luna she began in her teenage years, including beguiling stories designed to shock or amuse such as losing her parents in a car accident and being adopted, or replying to the question of her heritage with the line "I'm from the moon darling"

    • 0 0
      0 0 21 день тому +149

      Right, the way she portrayed herself here was as if she was from another country and I was surprised to learn she was an American. Definitely had some issues stemming from white supremacy.

    • G
      G 21 день тому +10


    • CodyCole80
      CodyCole80 20 днів тому +22

      This is why TMH allowed her legacy to be lost. In my Jill Scott voice: “You’ll die in this place, and your memory erased.” Never play down your Hebrew (Black) heritage. You are a Child of TMHY!!!

    • Evee winchester
      Evee winchester 20 днів тому +56

      @CodyCole80what in the cult are you TALKING ABOUT

    • CodyCole80
      CodyCole80 20 днів тому +25

      @Evee winchester The fact that she didn’t embrace her ethnicity or culture. Did you hear what she said about whether or not her appeal in society could help her people? She couldn’t care less. Her rise in the fashion world is still interesting, but she shouldn’t be one that’s admired or praised. Peggy Ann from Detroit didn’t care anything about her own people. That’s what I’m talking about.

  • Tahtahme's Diary
    Tahtahme's Diary 18 днів тому +29

    I saw a photo of her on tumblr as a teen and went on a rampage to figure out who she was….the photos and story I found did not disappoint, she is a truly captivating and gorgeous woman!

  • Gorgeous Lady
    Gorgeous Lady 21 день тому +154

    Peggy Ann Freeman (August 31, 1945 - May 17, 1979), known professionally as Donyale Luna, was an American model and actress who gained popularity in Western Europe during the late 1960s.Generally cited as "the first Black supermodel", Luna was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of the British edition of Vogue, in March 1966.

  • 351528
    351528 21 день тому +43

    Finally a documentary about Donyale Luna. I first discovered her about 10 years ago, and couldn't understand why I hadn't heard of her before that. I can't wait to see this!

  • Maria
    Maria 5 днів тому +1

    Очень рада, что решили снять документалку про нее 😍

  • Margaret Kramer
    Margaret Kramer 9 днів тому +2

    I watched Fellini's Satyricon years ago and was absolutely mesmerized by her singular beauty and magical movements though her appearance in the movie was brief. I tried to find out as much as I could about her which wasn't a lot other than some stunning photos. I am so glad this documentary was made and finally tells the story behind her tragically short life.

  • Missy Maria
    Missy Maria 12 днів тому +14

    Ms. Luna was a literal goddess, and people just couldn’t handle being in the presence of such a magical being. So they oppressed her magic and tried to shut down her light.

  • Juju B
    Juju B 17 днів тому +6

    Oh wow 😱 I’d say I’m pretty well versed in the fashion world and the heydays of supermodels etc, but I have never heard of her! She’s beautiful and this series looks good! I’m glad she is now getting the recognition and remembrance she deserves

  • Venus Se7en
    Venus Se7en 21 день тому +45

    Nearly ten years ago, I first gazed upon this goddess's face; it was one I could not turn away from. She took my entire breath away. Learning that she was the FIRST Black woman on a VOGUE cover and not knowing her name until then was astounding. Who was Miss Donyale Luna? The more I searched for answers, the less I found. Pictures were my only means of transportation into her life, but of course, they were only glimpses. I prayed that someday her story would get captured and brought to life beyond search engine collages. I nearly hit the ceiling last year when HBO announced that she would FINALLY be the subject of an overdue documentary. I wish Donyale was here to tell her own story, but I'm sure she wouldn't trade the Moon for Earth again if given the chance. In any event, my eyes will be glued to my device watching this come next week. I'm so excited!!!!

  • K M
    K M 19 днів тому +11

    Waited my whole life for times like these like..does the world even deserve this doc?!? She was so ahead of her time💞

  • Sienna Sunset
    Sienna Sunset 24 дні тому +258

    Yeah….🎉 Peggy from Detroit. You don’t know how long I’ve waited for thee impeccable style of Donyale Luna to be acknowledged. 💐She set a monumental precedent in her work so many have tried to imitate. Donyale’s posture, gaze and those eyes. Her beauty was otherworldly. Shoutout to all the beauties in Detroit….sometimes I think the media overlooks beauty there.

    • Victoria Allen
      Victoria Allen 22 дні тому +30

      Yes! Shout out to my fellow Detroiters! We shine like the sun!

    • Veronica Whitfield
      Veronica Whitfield 21 день тому +17

      I was just about to say she was from Detroit. Gorgeous is an understatement.

    • Super Amanda
      Super Amanda 20 днів тому +4


    • Analicia Perkins
      Analicia Perkins 19 днів тому +6

      Wow she was from Detroit 🎉💪🏾🙋🏽‍♀️ she was so beautiful and talented!

    • Keisha Be
      Keisha Be 19 днів тому +6

      I’m not from Detroit but i so agree a lot of beautiful

  • Shelly-Ann Brown
    Shelly-Ann Brown 27 днів тому +138

    Finally! I can't wait to see this. I love Donyale Luna. She was just fabulous.

  • King Lui
    King Lui 22 дні тому +35

    I have been so intrigued by her , I didn’t know of her until more recently. And now there’s a documentary ❤

  • Diosa Wintour
    Diosa Wintour 20 днів тому +20

    One of my absolute biggest *modeling inspirations. She had such an ethereal beauty that’s so rare and refreshing especially at that time

  • Vita SunShine
    Vita SunShine 11 днів тому +3

    This was a fantastic doc. Wish more people knew about her

  • Durell Morgan
    Durell Morgan 21 день тому +33

    She is stunningly beautiful and I am so glad that her story is being shared!

  • Ash
    Ash 20 днів тому +14

    HBO documentaries are on fire this year. Gem after gem. 💖

  • Ariel Lagarde
    Ariel Lagarde 21 день тому +8

    I'm so happy they're finally giving her the recognition she so very well deserves! R.I.P Donyale, first black supermodel.❤🕊😊

    • Gizelle W
      Gizelle W 16 днів тому +1

      What is her race ?

  • Lamar Lo
    Lamar Lo 21 день тому +22

    Discovered her last year and was mesmerized. Seen a photo of her taken from 1968 and I thought it was modern. The photographer knew his stuff and was ahead of his time. Sad how she passed away and the racism she suffered, that made her ostracized her lineage.I hope they do not downplay the racism she faced at the hands of white supremacy and not make it about feminism, but about race and how it affected her mental health

    • char
      char 15 днів тому +1

      it can be made about both, as both topics intersect in many ways

  • stanleycoleman
    stanleycoleman 21 день тому +11

    I'm genuinely surprised I never heard of her, not that i claim to be an expert on fashion or models but I've always been a big fan of 60's pop culture.

  • harlow
    harlow 12 днів тому +8

    When I discovered her a number of years ago I thought she was the most incredible looking woman I have ever seen. This documentary does her justice, such a beautiful, creative and sensitive soul she was. Only one thing irked me and that was when Pat Cleveland and David Bailey mispronounced her name. It's DONyale not DANyale! Donyale even gently corrected Johnny Carson when he said it wrong!

  • Saffron Sugar
    Saffron Sugar 3 дні тому +2

    Before a time of coloured contacts for dark eyes, she actually committed to completely covering scleral contacts that were solid opaque. She perpetrated an exotic accent that nobody could place, but she was actually from Detroit Michigan in the USA.
    She did not want to be known as a black model, but only because of the fact that she wanted to be free of hatred and stereotyping.

  • no1nestandsalone
    no1nestandsalone 7 днів тому

    I had seen her in videos and photos before. But had no clue of her backstory! She is a mysterious and interesting woman! Glad I watched it!

  • M. Cunningham
    M. Cunningham 18 днів тому +6

    I have to watch this. She was amazing and a trailblazer in a time when girls of color was not expected to be in the forefront of major fashion houses

  • D'Naira Wigfall
    D'Naira Wigfall 19 днів тому +8

    I'm so glad Donyale is being talked about. She's lived on my (many) Pinterest boards since 2012

  • BeBe
    BeBe 21 день тому +10

    I love learning about historical women that I personally relate to that have paved the way for me❤RIP to her & much respect.

  • Goodbye Lullaby
    Goodbye Lullaby 19 годин тому

    Как хорошо, что о ней не забывают. Эти невероятные глаза

  • S
    S 28 днів тому +144

    Creating an accent for yourself when you’re from literal Detroit is crazyyyyyyy, beautiful or not, we shouldn’t be displaying this for young black minds to think it’s okay to hate themselves and create a new identity because being black in America isn’t “exotic” or whatever she thrived to be. She had a lot of issues. Really sad she couldn’t accept herself.

    • Danny Boi
      Danny Boi 27 днів тому +74

      Black America unfortunately has an issue with excepting black peoples who have creative minds, and a lot of black peoples are stubborn in their way of thinking. A lot of black peoples have this ideas that just because you are black, you must be militant and only think and act one way, but the reality is that people are all made differently regardless of their race. When she opened up to her community people told her that she was crazy. She wasn’t excepted so she tried to find a place where she would be.

    • Danny Boi
      Danny Boi 27 днів тому +64

      What really irked me the most is how quick the black community is to dismiss someone because of “self hatred” instead of asking the question “why”, “why they don’t feel comfortable with themselves”, why “they don’t associate with where they come from”. Y’all older folks are so quick point fingers at the victim, & not take accountability for the way you treat others. You may make jokes about ones looks or one’s creativity, but those comments can translate many different ways.

    • Danny Boi
      Danny Boi 27 днів тому +45

      I’m not saying that she was right to hate herself, but she was a young black girl with a creative way of thinking in the 1960s! My grandparents are very judgmental I can only imagine what she had the scrutiny she had to face while growing up in DETROIT.

    • Jaybee
      Jaybee 22 дні тому +14

      @Danny Boi
      Did you watch the whole trailer? She speaking in a faux British accent and made her face to resemble a white person. She was partly concealing her race. That's not self-accepptance.

    • Paper Mario
      Paper Mario 22 дні тому +37

      If you weren’t alive during that time, you really can’t speak on what issues she had or what she thrived to be. The world discredited her because of her skin. Without strong self love and esteem, that would damage anyone. If anything, young black minds will recognize how wrong and evil people were during that time and feel more proud of how free they can be to love their beautiful skin.

  • Deborah M. Laws
    Deborah M. Laws 24 дні тому +122

    Yes Erica Badu could definitely play her. I remember seeing and hearing about her. Very beautiful .

    • TIZNYC
      TIZNYC 23 дні тому +5

      Hadn't thought of that but YES!

    • Khismet
      Khismet 22 дні тому +14

      Erykah* yes, she could.

    • Paper Mario
      Paper Mario 22 дні тому +9

      That’s the first person i thought of.

    • hi
      hi  20 днів тому +1

      She could have * but is too old now

    • Zachary Zapata
      Zachary Zapata 19 днів тому +3

      Erica Badu is in her 50s, fella.

  • MaShawn Morton
    MaShawn Morton 19 днів тому +1

    I am so glad someone is telling her story!! 💜

  • RealRoses Forever
    RealRoses Forever 11 днів тому +1

    A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN! She should be talked about more and her BEAUTY shared.

  • Brandy Yolidio
    Brandy Yolidio 19 днів тому +5

    SOOO exciting to see this!
    I have read about her and her early demise and always wanted to learn more about her.
    She is beyond beautiful, she is striking.

  • David H.
    David H. 5 днів тому

    OMG ❤ I love her she's so inspiring !

  • Khalil Lee
    Khalil Lee 21 день тому +8

    I am so happy about this!!! I have been saying for yearsssss, that someone should make a documentary about her. I can’t wait to watch.

  • Xinner
    Xinner 21 день тому +8

    Oh my god finally!! I’ve been a fan of hers for a few years, I even made a portrait of her. She’s such an interesting person

  • Sakinah A.
    Sakinah A. 16 днів тому +3

    I've never heard of her but I'm glad this documentary was made. I willl watch to learn more about her and I hope the doc addresses why Vogue has been silent about her all these decades 🤔

  • Casualeann, That Wrestling Fan
    Casualeann, That Wrestling Fan 19 днів тому +2

    Fascinating. This is the first I’ve heard of her but I cannot wait to see this documentary ❤

  • Sweet Willow
    Sweet Willow 19 днів тому +11

    She’s stunning, her eyes freaked me out but I realized she was wearing colored lenses. I didn’t even know they had those back then.

  • Kenya
    Kenya 16 днів тому +2

    I've never heard of her. I'm glad her story is being shared.

  • The Film Reealist
    The Film Reealist 9 днів тому

    I’ve never heard of this girl til now and she was very unique.

  • Fern Fernis Fernie
    Fern Fernis Fernie 5 днів тому

    Wow, obsessed! I never heard of her, but she's really stunning and this looks amazing. Can't wait to see it.

  • iAmJayee
    iAmJayee 20 днів тому +6

    I just happen to run across this and being a black woman I can’t believe I’ve never heard of her especially being the first black model to be on the cover for vogue… Im looking forward to watching this ❤️

  • MoroMoro
    MoroMoro 20 днів тому +6

    Wow! This looks like it'll be an amazing docu. Sad that I've never heard of her, I will definitely be doing my research now.

  • Ikea
    Ikea 19 днів тому +3

    I didn’t know much about her but know her name and saw few of her pictures including vogue magazine. I’m glad they’re doing a documentary about her.

  • Sarah Reynolds
    Sarah Reynolds Місяць тому +81

    Gorgeous, ground-breaking and can't wait to see this

    • Cheryl Smith
      Cheryl Smith Місяць тому +1

      UM only on the outside.

    • Sarah Reynolds
      Sarah Reynolds 29 днів тому

      @Cheryl Smith UM??? 🤣🤣 yeah people usually are groundbreaking on the outside 🤣🤣🤣

    • James K
      James K 26 днів тому


  • Sierra Candia
    Sierra Candia 20 днів тому +5

    Oh this is exciting. I'm glad HBO did her documentary. They do a great job.

  • Solange
    Solange 17 днів тому +1

    Qué bueno, escuchar la historia de Donyale así de extenso.

  • Adrian Sean
    Adrian Sean 21 день тому +27

    The way she reinvented herself from that skinny little quiet girl from Detroit, Michigan. The voice, the way she moves and even her eyes look different . I'm glad she broke the barrier tho. The first Black supermodel ❤❤

  • ExquisiteCoils
    ExquisiteCoils 19 днів тому +1

    Donyale Luna is an unspoken icon & legends in the modeling industry. She’s a trailblazer who deserves her flowers. I can't wait to watch her documentary.

  • Forarchangels by M
    Forarchangels by M 19 днів тому +6

    I heard she was black balled for some reason, that is why she is less talked about. Also, she had identity issues. She would tell everyone she met she was from a different place. Refused to tell people her parents' ethnicity. But also, being called "black" or calling yourself black was a lot less accepted in those days so she wanted to other herself either way.

    • Super Amanda
      Super Amanda 19 днів тому +2

      She wasn’t blackballed. She just never wanted to participate in US racial politics or US racia constructs. She chose to live her life which sadly was very briefly in Europe completely different set of rules there.

  • 13realmusic
    13realmusic Місяць тому +30

    So excited and so proud of this movie!

  • Desmond D. Collins
    Desmond D. Collins 18 днів тому +6

    An icon. Rest well ❤️🙌🏾🕊️👑

  • Aaliyah Bradford
    Aaliyah Bradford 20 днів тому +10

    I’ve never seen this woman but she gives me chills, she is very beautiful

  • nycsp
    nycsp 19 днів тому +4

    IVE ALWAYS loved her!!!!! So glad , can't wait to watch it !

  • Gloria Emon
    Gloria Emon 20 днів тому +6

    she's alwayssss been the biggest mystery to me. HBO THANK YOUU

  • Santino Damian
    Santino Damian 19 днів тому +4

    You can tell from that First Woman Voice it was Pat Cleveland, One of the Most Sought After Female Top Model of the 60’s and 70’s, Her Sweet and Whispery Tone Speaking Voice is very Distinctive and instantly You know it’s Her, I Love that She was Featured in this Documentary and helps to tells the Story of Luna 😊💙

  • 2120musiclover
    2120musiclover 15 днів тому

    I’ve never heard about her, she is stunning! Excited to watch this!

  • Velshock
    Velshock 13 днів тому +2

    Good for her for finding an escape from the nightmare of racism. Even if only for a while.

  • Virgin LOve 8
    Virgin LOve 8 18 днів тому +2

    Finally her story is being heard!

  • Marshall Campbell
    Marshall Campbell 18 днів тому +1

    What a unique looking lady. Totally special woman

  • daydreamrose
    daydreamrose 19 днів тому +5

    Omg I can’t wait she is striking. So many black womens stories are lost to time and it makes me mad. I can’t believe I never heard of her I only heard Iman was the first black super model. I’m sad I didn’t know her until now

  • The Sun God
    The Sun God  19 днів тому +3

    Her eyes were beyond beautiful and her voice is magical

  • Shade
    Shade 3 дні тому +4

    She doesn’t look weird. I’ve literally seen people who look like her. She’s beautiful but why are people saying she looks so unusual?

  • Madchen Lear
    Madchen Lear 17 днів тому +3

    Great, I only know her for a few shoots and the fact that she hung out with popular figures in the 60s. Never heard her speak, this is definitely a watch!

  • T R
    T R 13 днів тому +2

    A must watch! I still dont believe she died because of an accidental heroine overdose at 33. Someone wanted her out of here. RIP queen

  • allieoop
    allieoop 15 днів тому

    OMFG ARE YOU KIDDING I'M EXCITED FOR THIS i did a deep dive into the modeling industry out of pure curiosity 2 years ago and she came up right away but with limited information so this is really intriguing!

  • Xennial ASMR
    Xennial ASMR 5 днів тому +3

    She made up ethnic heritages that weren’t fact. She was, basically, a liar who downplayed her African American heritage. Her mother was mixed black, her father full. The story I think we need here is a psychological analysis. Why did she live in a dream world? Why was she known for telling tall tales? Was their self hatred towards her race? What was her psychological diagnosis? That would be interesting to find out, as that was what made her so intriguing to others.

  • Gabby
    Gabby 21 день тому +11

    She was beautiful. She looks like she was ahead of her time. I feel like I could open up Vogue right now and could see her.

  • Rachel Fourie
    Rachel Fourie 17 днів тому +1

    I’ve never seen a woman look so enchanting. I can’t believe she was real.

  • KeishaMarie Douglas
    KeishaMarie Douglas 19 днів тому +2

    Wow as someone who enjoyed walking the runway back in the day when I thought that I was going to be a model when I grew up, I am so embarrased, this is the first I have heard of her.

  • Nichelle Cross
    Nichelle Cross Місяць тому +78

    She is beautiful , why have i never heard of her. Im here to see this

    • Lady Dia
      Lady Dia 21 день тому +10

      You know why.

    • Nichelle Cross
      Nichelle Cross 21 день тому +9

      @Lady Dia She was before my time, i was born in 74. However, the sad truth is because of the color of her skin. She opend many doors for women of color

  • Noah Kristensen
    Noah Kristensen Місяць тому +15

    Absolutely stunning. Can't wait to watch x

  • Tonycia •
    Tonycia • 21 день тому +16

    I have no idea who this woman is…why don’t we know more about her??!

  • Demure Darling
    Demure Darling 21 день тому +18


    • Lady Dia
      Lady Dia 21 день тому +5


  • Tiffany James
    Tiffany James 20 днів тому +10

    💫 Gorgeous, A Truly Magical Woman 💫

  • Eva
    Eva 18 днів тому +2

    I have never heard of her now I’m intrigued and going to research ❤

  • Green Rozes
    Green Rozes 11 днів тому +1

    I saw her on Pinterest several years ago. I read she was mystical.

  • bella reid
    bella reid 21 день тому +9

    I've never seen her before. What a stunning woman.

  • Rogério Ramos
    Rogério Ramos 19 днів тому +1

    I'm glad she is in the limelight

  • TTM Reacts
    TTM Reacts 19 днів тому +5

    she is a word of beauty that i cant descirbe

  • The Nops
    The Nops 19 днів тому +3

    I like how different she is, how different she talks.

  • Bella Legendre
    Bella Legendre 21 день тому +2

    So excited for this! I love Donyale!

  • Antwan Burns
    Antwan Burns 16 днів тому +1

    I didn’t know Donyale was the first Black female supermodel. It’s such a shame that she died so very young (age 33).
    Before Beverly Johnson, Iman, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, there was Donyale.
    I’d like to see Keri Hilson play her. That would be a breakout role for her. 💯