Alma’s Rainbow (1993), a coming-of-age comedy-drama about middle-class Black women living in Brooklyn, explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt), who is entering womanhood and navigating conversations and experiences circulating around standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights Black women have over their bodies. The story follows Rainbow’s relationship with her pragmatic mother Alma Gold (Kim Weston-Moran) and free-spirited aunt Ruby Gold (Mizan Kirby), both of whom engage in conflict over what constitutes the ‘proper’ life direction Rainbow should take. The film highlights a multi-layered Black women’s world where the characters live, love and wrestle with what it means to exert and exercise their agency.