Agony and Ecstasy: Struggle Movies and Minority Representation in Media

*CONTENT WARNING* This episode discusses series and films involving Sexual Assault and Extreme Violence. Listener Discretion is Strongly Advised.

As America seemingly turns a corner on racial justice, Hollywood is rounding the corner on racial representation, returning to the use of violence to put across the reality of oppression. But not all intentions affect equally. Donovan and Harry discuss many different recent examples, with some looking back in the past, of how various stories were told and the influence and consequences of those stories for the future.

*CONTENT WARNING* This episode discusses series and films involving Sexual Assault and Extreme Violence. Listener Discretion is Strongly Advised.

To listen…click here

Topics for this episode include…

G-G-G-Ghosts

Fast and Furious Origins: HAN LUE

The New Hotness

Ain’t no self-respecting black man…

The Promised Land

Music Included: “Aunt Wang Syrup Theme” by Tyler the Creator

Art by Jacob V Joyce

FURTHER READING:

“Them” is Pure Degradation Porn

Who are Today’s Black Films and Shows Really For?

Watch Roger Ebert Destroy a Man

Next time…THE LEGACY OF QUESTIONS WE DON’T HAVE ANSWERS


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