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July 21, 2017 at 5:05 am #1202160535
This one is a doozy. And it’s already drawing intense criticism.
Discuss.July 21, 2017 at 6:51 am #1202160619
Personally, not something that I would watch but it does sound like something that could really flop too. Premise seems unique though.July 22, 2017 at 9:30 am #1202161779
Trash. And it’s so obvious that they’re using the Spellman’s as “the black voices” . I’m done with any and every black actor who signs on for this project.July 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm #1202161894
I’m not sure what the problem is supposed to be.July 22, 2017 at 1:11 pm #1202161898
Its not like this show is pro-rascism. I’ll wait to at least see the trailer before I hate it. It sounds interesting to me tbhJuly 22, 2017 at 1:27 pm #1202161910
I am genuinely excited for this project. I hope this show is a masterpiece and starts a conversation on racism and its many forms and complexities.July 22, 2017 at 1:51 pm #1202161928
I’m not sure what the problem is supposed to be.
Two privileged white men creating a show on modern day slavery.
They have a right to create it as long as it is appropriate. White people can write for more than just white people and the same goes for every other race, gender, and sexuality.
As long as they care and understand about what they are writing, and it doesn’t come off as offensive, they are fine.
By your logic, should Steven Spielberg have not been allowed to direct The Color Purple?July 22, 2017 at 2:26 pm #1202161947
Well, the same people who thinks that the fantasy world of The Handmaid’s Tale is a real possibility will love this one too.July 22, 2017 at 2:59 pm #1202162005
Benioff and Weiss have the subtlety of Mack truck when it comes to their writing, so of all the people in the world to tell this sensitive and racially charged material is these guys is disappointing. Getting some black consultants and more POC writers would help as well. The premise is a fascinating one regardless.July 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm #1202162008
I doubt it would be any less subtle or sensitive than underground.July 22, 2017 at 3:37 pm #1202162020
I can’t speak to “Underground”‘s subtlety or anything else, which isn’t relevant anyways. That show at least has black showrunners telling a slavery story from a perspective that white showrunners couldn’t. That’s the point of all of this.July 22, 2017 at 3:49 pm #1202162032
@hunter LMAO nothing about what they’re doing is “appropriate”. This is all just a ploy to use black trauma as Emmy bait.
Also: “White people can write for more than just white people As long as they care and understand about what they are writing” is wrong on so many levels in that because neither Benioff or Weiss are black and have lived through slavery how are they supposed to “understand” as white men? If this was a project by Barry Jenkins or Steve McQueen or coon Lee Daniels then maybe people would be more comfortable and trusting in that they’re gonna create a story that will not offend black people, but give the best representation as possible.
And yes, white people can write for more than white people, but not on a subject matter about black history, black culture or slavery.
And mess at ya’ll not finding anything wrong with this. Hopefully this gets canned before it sees the light of day.
BTW, I don’t watch Underground nor have I watched The Color Purple so I can’t comment on those.