I meant to post a Talk To Me Tuesday article yesterday but totally forgot. I know we pretty much have a free for all on Tuesdays but I wanted to devote yesterday’s segment to the movie American Gangster and it’s portrayal of Black women. I have not seen the movie but have read a great a deal about what people think of it on my forum. Quite a few complaints were about the way sistas were portrayed as appose to how the film’s only non sista, the character of Denzel’s wife, was portrayed.
Tea_Honey from our message board says:
If you like Movies about rich black men marrying white-looking latinas, draping them in diamonds and furs and living in mansions, and naked black women being shot in alleys and gunned down by cops in heroin factories, then you’ll LUV American Gangster!
More comments can be read about the film here. And for those of you who did see the film, what did you think of it? Were the portrayal of Black women as either whores, unfit mothers having sex in front of their children or drug addicts offensive to you? Do you actually believe that it the way it was in reality, or do you think great liberties were taken with the film. Or like many, do you just not care and think it’s just a movie?
Btw, do click that link above and check out what your sistas and brothas on saying. It just might make you think…