| SamoneLenior wrote:|
well it was a white man that helped him regain his freedom....I'm not sure how you can avoid that
but a mulatto trying be accepted by whites
I will pass
rather watch Queen
Do you honestly believe that I would actually dig a movie where this is the central plot?
The movie is dope because she doesn't play the TROPE that Halle 'yessa massa' Berry played in Queen.
There is so much more dignity for Black/biracial women in this movie then there has been for others because....
1. It's about her. She is the lead, she is the star. You feel HER pain and you're concerned with HER plight
2. Her father claims her (this is a central theme in the movie) whereas her full white cousin is not claimed by her father
3. While this could be considered a romance movie, I personally felt that romance was in the backdrop of the main issue. The main issue was the immorality of Black bodies being considered valueless lives but valuable cargo
4. She doesn't beg to be accepted. She is
accepted (though not entirely) by many and when she's not she certainly doesn't beg
5. She is not simply pretty, she is smart and an activist at heart. She is the real hero of the story, the Whites are just a vessel
In 12 Years a Slave, black/biracial women are in the background abused and used. Their feelings, trials and tribulations are not central to the story. It felt like slave p0rn. Very melodramatic with no real purpose. Not the worst slave movie but not the best either