Awesome Charles Mudede impersonation!
Moolaadé still isn't out on DVD. It's rested in my Netflix queue for three or four years. What gives? I've had two chances to see it since it was released and both times something has superceded.
I thought Freaky Friday was over?
Good parody, Fnarf!
One problem with the black woman (or man) = ape, or early hominid, analogy is that Lucy and her relatives the great apes are COVERED WITH HAIR. Black Africans, and African-Americans, are much, much LESS hairy than, say, white people.
But I agree, it would be nice to see a portrayal of an African women (or Johnny Depp, for that matter) playing a complex human and not a caricature, or a symbol of something.
the problem with charles is that he finds symbolism in everything.
You say that like it's a bad thing ...
charles will never be able to handle a female african character that isn't a symbol of something if he finds symbolism in everything.
As far as the depiction of Lucy, I found the entire presentation ruined by the presence of palm trees in the background, a clear distraction from the post-homoerectist statement that Lucy attempts to make.
That what's-her-fuck chick (please, don't tell me, lest I remember) from Blood Diamond did some of the worst acting I've ever seen. She ruined whatever she wouldn't have if she wasn't in it. :Thinks of symbolism of 'weak link':
I'm still not getting the Constant Gardener reference. In the film (and the book, I presume) the African guy is gay and the English woman is married to a white Englishman. Three will be what?
Hello? Movies are filled with symbolism. Exvery shot is crafted. You SHOULD see symbolism in a movie. Sheesh.
No African film is authentic unless it has at least one major white character, usually a heroic white character.
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