Film Noir

URBAN GYPZY

I spent this past weekend binging on classic movies made by aboriginal (black) Americans. We started off with Beloved, then Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls, the next day I tried watching Birth of a Nation, but found myself emotionally exhausted from what I started to term trauma movies. I understood in such a powerful way that they don’t just say that a sister from aboriginal roots is strong, but also fiercely antagonized. The level of rape culture that has existed in this country since the colonization of this land reaches even into 2017, where we now find that “slut shaming” is a thing, but then again so is “slut culture”. The easy com-modification of womens bodies, bed wenches become side chicks, slaves into housewives of the money. I recently spent twenty years of my life documenting my personal experiences here in this country as a citizen and watching also the…

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