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What is Possible When We Are Able To Tell "Our" Stories


I felt this was a brilliant movie, but more than anything else, I was encouraged by the director's ability to tell a story like this from the perspective of Black people (and don't tell me it doesn't matter, you wouldn't want a Frenchman or Irishman to be the director of stories that are about the American experience).

It's not that there aren't great white/latino/asian directors/writers out there, but they can only go so far in understanding the pain/anxieties of the black community, which is needed to tell a story like this.

Hopefully, this is the beginning of a trend of black directors & writers being able to tell black stories for mainstream audiences without watering us down culturally to do so.

Kiki Layne & Teyonah Parrish are a revelation. You have 2 actresses playing off of each other perfectly, with Layne playing the shy & reserved sister, with Parrish being much more
outspoken & defiant

And Regina King has become one of the best actresses that we have.

I will also say that Emily Rios, the latina actress in here, who has a small supporting role makes a huge impression here (she's also great on FX's "Snowfall"). Also one of the more underrated actresses in Hollywood.

This movie is a painfully honest examination of racism, religion, & the prison industrial complex that goes a long way in explaining the anxieties of being black in America.

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You something so true and beautiful about this movie. I agree with you. It was sooooooooooo beautiful, I can't even begin to explain how.
I really loved how he told the story. This is a love story that showed that love can sustain even through an incredible amount of pain. Just beautiful and magnificent.
Now I just want to read the book of the same title by James Baldwin

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This movie was atrocious and I think it was created for simpletons.

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From the interviews and speeches that I’ve seen from Regina King...not a fan at all.

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Posting again. Agreed!!

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I have no effin' clue what the hell you're talking about with this 'black experience' as a black person. I would love the perspective of the 'pains and anxieties' that black people cause to black people who don't act like them. THAT is something I identify with. I do also know this movie sucked.

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Good for you you special snowflake, you're special and better than all the rest of us Black people because you know so much and are so different than the rest of us that we can't understand your brilliance.

Now beat it.

Get the hell out of my thread.

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OH IS THIS YOUR THREAD? WELL EXCUSE ME YOU WHINY BLACK MORON. I'll just excuse myself. Oh wait. No I won't.

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(I need to check this site more often. I just knew there would be a stupid reply that needed addressing). This movie was an honest examination of easily manipulated saps who praise every SJW-friendly movie that whiiiines and moooans about pooooor black people and even their great-great-great-great offspring are still suffering and always will.

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Good to know that you're not the Black person you proclaimed yourself to be, so you're a liar & a racist.

Reported

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No need to report. Allow his/her voice to be his/her own punishment.

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LOL and this punishment is the worst! The ability to express myself and be correct is certainly what I deserve.

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Again, forgot to check back! Glad to know I've harmed your little heart so much that you tried to get me banned. Such a weak-minded, anti-intellectual you are. This movie is perfect for you.

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And apparently lying about being Black to attack Black people on internet forums shows how weak-minded and anti-intellectual you are.

Go back Breitbart, homie.

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I'm not lying, I know your little mind believes that someone would actually do that, because they are so EVIL if they don't agree with your moronic opinions. Just shows how polluted your head is. You do not EXIST in reality and when it gets in your face, you smash the report button! LOL.

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LMAO, okay Breitbart. See ya.

Leave my thread

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Bruh, when are you going to realize that you are POWERLESS to make me leave your thread? I think it's hilarious that you tried reporting me and race-baiting to no avail. Tsk tsk.

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You know what?

You're right, but I can put your clown ass on ignore

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Go right ahead you baby I have no interest in hearing from your stupid ass.

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