What da flipping fuck?!?Only in Hollywood. That's all I got to say.
*mumbles* Well they said he had the Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte "class and dignity" to pull off this opportunistic role.....-_____-
Girl, we know the real reason. The check was good, and this is precisely the type of role he has to play if he wants an Oscar/Golden Globe/Academy nod.
Hmm, see this is why he needs to marry me so I can make him pass on this kind of nonsense. Getting whipped by Michael Fassbender? Really? And now I think I need to see Serenity. And Firefly.
Hmm, see this is why he needs to marry me so I can make him pass on this kind of nonsense.Amen.And now I think I need to see Serenity. And Firefly.Oh, girl you do. You really do. Both are available for streaming on Netflix.
Yeah, you got me watching Supernatural after reading your article and that Dean Winchester is some kind of yummy white boy. I just finished the first season so I'm sure there was some SERIOUS hating that his one true love was a black girl. And I can't lie, I was feeling the actor who plays their dad b/c he is a straight up DILF. Of course, in real life, I never run across any older dudes that look like him.
@ Nicthommiofftopic:yaaaaaas! Jeffrey Dean Morgan.Ontopic: I can't get over not liking Whedon's writing or what he did with J. August Richards on Angel. But I will google all of Chiwetel and Gina Torres scenes
Chitwel is quality actor. He could have done better than this
We might as well be watching Idris Elba play something like this.Somewhere Joss Whedon is blinking and rubbing his temples and wondering WTF just happened.
If you were a white man with a whip would you really be coming at a slave that looked like Idris Elba? B/c that just seems like it would end badly for the whip holder...
LOL - good point!
The only reason I was looking forward to seeing this movie was because the director is a black man, and I've enjoyed everything else he's put out so far. And I'm familiar with the story he's adapting. But that trailer...*wince* Pit couldn't even attempt a Canadian accent? Like even a little?Hopefully the film is better than the trailer. Come on Steve McQueen, don't disappoint me. I hope he does for Chiwetel's career what he did for Fassbender's.
Pit couldn't even attempt a Canadian accent? Like even a little?My ears and mind are still recovering from what he did to my island's accent in Meet Joe Black, ok? Better he stick with what he can do!
My ears and mind are still recovering from what he did to my island's accent in Meet Joe Black, ok?OMG - I forgot about that!!!!
*ROFL*...He tried it.I mean come on man! An Anglo English-Canadian accent isn't even that much of a stretch for Americans. Not like say... American and British or even Canadian and British. It's mostly just different inflection of certain sounds and different turns of phrase, like saying "ay" instead of "ok". I can disguise my American accent easily if I feel like it, I mean as long as I'm sober.
I was kind of looking forward to this film because its a film about slavery that's actually based on the experience and narrative of a slave. It wasn't fabricated in the minds of white folks.
True, but this is a role for a good-looking, lesser known actor. A break-out role, if you will.Chiwetel was The Operative. I don't want to see The Operative be a slave.
Leonard Roberts, for example, should've gotten this role.
On the one hand I think narratives like these need to be told, on the other hand, it does beg the question, when does it stop being history and and start being pain porn for the entertainment of white folks?
And why can't these narratives be explored via well-researched documentaries?
Just watched the trailer. Here we have white people playing Presidents- Gods, Kings and Queens, Astronauts, Iconic Heroines and other persons of renown, and the only opportunities that continually come our way are roles about The Help- Tragic Mulattos, Butlers, Slaves, Thugs and Magic Negros. One might be tempted to ask how can any black person accept a part in a movie about slavery only to see white actors walk away with Oscars? Course, that begs the bigger question, why is it we only win Oscars when we play, The Help- Tragic Mulattos, Butlers, Slaves, Thugs and Magic Negros?The voting academy has enjoyed years of inscrutability insofar as its racial makeup, but I’m inclined to wonder why is there so much secrecy afforded an organization that seems clearly behind the times? Why are whites so roundly represented in the nomination process with only a few token nods afforded to people of color? One walks away with the impression that not only are European whites better actors, but they’re clearly more deserving when they purportedly step outside their comfort zones, (as in playing slave masters). Bet money if people of color swept the Oscars 2-3 years in a row many whites would wonder, “why don’t we have an Academy Awards Ceremony for whites only?”When whites tell their history it’s simply known as History. A homogenous mix of facts and fiction that favor the victors. They tap dance around slavery and Jim crow to offer up revisionist slants of over 400 years of documented history. So in that sense I think yes, our stories should be told and if it offends whites then so be it. However at the same time I agree that we leave the story-telling to people like Ken Burns, The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers, Spike Lee and other artists while we concentrate on films that portray us as Saviors and Heroines, Scientists, Philosophers, Gods, Space Travelers- Kings and Pharaohs. The browning of America will make such fare inevitable, so conversely I’ll believe the claims that whites don’t see race/color when we start making up the majority of the cast, rather than the token minority.
The good thing I guess is that there's always "One Half of a Yellow Sun" to look forward too.
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