Intro for June 14, 2012
So we went to see Rock Of Ages last night…Oh My God.
Will post a full review later. Just know that the two people I went with both found Tom Cruise’s nipples very distracting but I didn’t mind them.
Dear White People…
Is the name of an independent film, “a satire about being a Black face in a white place.” See the trailer below. Come on. That Red Tails joke is funny. And this:
“Breaking News: the amount of black friends required to not seem racist has now been raised to two.”
That’s a great line. Gwyneth Paltrow needs to hear that line. We should probably all hear that line, and lines like it, a lot more. Obviously Dear White People is not The Help. In the words of the Dear White People team:
“Remember when Black movies didn't neccesarily star a dude in a fat suit and a wig? Or have major plot twists timed to Gospel numbers for no apparent reason? No? Damn...
Well believe it or not there was a time when "Black Art-House" was a thing. When movies like Do The Right Thing, Hollywood Shuffle, and Boyz In Da Hood were breaking box office records as well as making us laugh, cry, and think in ways movies hadn't before.
The humble producers of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a satire about being a black face in a white place, long to bring those days back. But we can't do it without you!”
They’re still shooting and they’re still raising money to cover production costs. Not surprisingly, Hollywood isn’t interested. So they’re doing it on their own. Click here for more on Dear White People and click here to show your support. Is it fair to say that the film has a better chance of becoming what it should be with our donations than it does if, say, some douchebag producer were to come along and attach her/his own agenda to it?
Yours in gossip,