Spike Lee, the daft crusader, out to get everyone not actually wrong, has attacked Django Unchained, a film he did not and will not see, for being …*drumroll*.. racist.
BAFM in Django Unchained
“I can’t speak on it ‘cause I’m not going to see it”
So shut up then init?
” I am not going to see [‘Django Unchained’]. I am not seeing it. It would be disrespectful to my ancestors to see that film. (…) “American slavery was not a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It was a Holocaust. My ancestors are slaves. Stolen from Africa. I will honor them”
he blabed anyway in addition to something about the characters in the movie using the N word too much.
Quentin Tarantino answered he would not apologize, explaining:
“I think it’s kind of ridiculous, because no one can actually say that we use the word more than it was used in 1858 in Mississippi. So since they can’t say that, what they’re basically [saying] is I should lie. I should pretty it up. I should lie, and I don’t lie when it comes to my characters and the stories I tell.”
Spike Lee has said on many occasions that Tarantino (of all people) is a racist. Clint Eastwood and Walt Disney too.
It can be pretty similar in the movie journalism industry.
Allow me to weigh in.
I’m strangely always being called “you girls”. If I don’t like a (bad) violent film, it’s probably because I have boobs (even if I watch stuff that would make them cry themselves to sleep every night). I can’t count the number of times people have assumed that I’m the target audience for all of the stupidest Sandra Bullock shit in the world and forget about calling out a scene for being sexist, if you’re a female writer that’s automatically whiny, oversensitive and ultimately irrelevant. Oh and “Chick Flicks”… That term, it makes me want to hit stuff.
All of this despite the fact that they’d all be my bitches should the zombie apocalypse finally hit.