...it was to show the dichotomy of white and black: middle class white boys promoting social revlution can make it, while poor black petty thieves can't. Or something like that.
It sounded pretty flimsy.
I think it had something to do with reprenting blacks in a film that obviously owes so much to black influence (eg, the Clash's music, the NF, Rock Against Racism, the title Rude Boy) who would otherwise be absent.
That, and they wanted to be socially aware.
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haha, I see what they were going for, I guess. But you're right, "flimsy" it is.
When I first watched I was like, "wait, we're these guys friends of the Clash and I wasn't paying attention?"
to show what it was like back in the day