I can’t speak about it openly on any other social network because if I show my support they might further categorize me into the “angry black guy” in business situations. So I’m here. Waddup.
The movie was beautifully shot. Beautifully written. I had some gripes with certain things, but there is no need to go deep into them. I was really amazed at just seeing a black lead and a black cast in something that felt different thematically from other movies I’ve seen.
A lot of the essay-like topics the characters spoke of and were faced with is some of the same things I’ve experience here in Hollywood. It’s so exact it’s scary.
I’ve always lived in areas that were heavily segregated (Atlanta, Detroit) so being here in Hollywood is my first time REALLY getting to know people of different races. And it has left a bad taste in my mouth about race relations.
Working on Youtube and having to read genuine racist opinions, as well as “understanding” the true world connection the internet provides has made me go a bit crazy. I see what people react to and how we are used and represented in media, even in internet media, which has become considered the most pure form of media thanks to the web becoming more social than ever.
To see a movie hit common yet unspoken racial problems when it comes to blackness reminds me of the power of media. It really inspired me to learn more so that I can approach creation with a educated head and a clear heart and stuff.
That movie made me angry, and happy. Then angry. Then happy that the movie exists. A movie that truly moved me exists! I love it.
It was hella white people in the theater though. The theater was PACKED. I wanted to ear hustle some conversations, but I didn’t hear a lot of talk about the movie coming out of it.
Anyone of any race please go see the movie Dear White People.