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49299, RE: hustle & flow is a blaxploitation flick, nothing more
Posted by Calico, Sat May-06-06 05:42 PM
>some of you are being hoodwinked and don't even realize it.
>i agree with the writer. imo, she's not coming off as some
>uppity negroe, but as someone that understands the game
>hollywood plays with creating films about us that are nothing
>more than stereotypes and caricatures that are supposed to
>reflect 90% of the black experience.

in NO way, shape or form does the film imply that it's a reflection of the black experience...in fact, peolpe need to stop thinking that every movie that stars black folks is supposed to represent the race itself, or has any notions of doin such...motherfuckers don't watch MI3 or RV and think "well that's how white people live"

"h&f" does NOTHING to
>detract from that game hollywood plays. the writer is white,
>the characters lack any kind of depth or development, it's
>simple modern day stepin' fetchit cinema, dirty south style.
>"hustle.." was made to appease the black crowd that gets off
>on emotions and not intelligence while schooling the white
>audience about the "authentic" black experience in the hood.
>that's bullshit, but most of you cats buy into it, not
>understanding that MOST of our cinema is based on stereotypes.
> the difference with this flick is that it was done at a
>slower pace, which gives it a different feel and makes the
>audience think they're seeing something that they actually
you reachin....it's about a dude wit a dream and how that dream affects him and the people around him...THAT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DEEP....niggas goin to see H&F and expectin to see Roots are some non comprehensive folks...and what movies do ANYTHING to detract from the hollywood game?? every once and a while a few ar made, but the key is FEW...where do see "stepin' fetchit" ?? niggas grow up watching fuckin knight rider and act like they were watching amos n andy...go sit down....and i HOPE you're not sayin that films like Menace and Boyz are better cause they were made by black guys and therefore better represent "the experience"...if so...i'm sorry your brain works like that...and most hollywood is based on one strereotype or another, so you might wanna recognize game before pointin fingers

>these days, i cringe at my black movie choices. it's either
>the anti-stereotype, "deliver us from eva" flicks, or bullshit
>movies like this one. it never ceases to amaze me how we
>can't see more films of substance like "eve's bayou". and
>before most people say a flick like "eve's..." wouldn't do
>well at the box office, how do you really know if it's never
>even given a chance?

i hear you on this part, there should be more choices, but the studios don't think stuff like "eve's" will make money and only an good indie film will ever prove them wrong...