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Why are other B grade historical exploitation movies viewed as inaccurate and far-fetched, but...

Even big budget Hollywood historicals are always called out for inaccuracies, but Drum and Mandingo are considered to be 100% authentic portrayals of the Antebellum South?


Time, place, production esteem & cost, cast.

Both of these films were heavily advertised/print & television. I remember it vividly, and there wasn't even a blip of resistance. Not a peep. People flocked to it. And at that time there were a lot of novels published, racy ones corresponding to this particular genre.