I was going to try to give my offering on the film, ‘Precious’ but I haven’t been able to pull the words together. Yes, I’m just that bothered by it; rarely am I rendered speechless, but Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey have successfully achieved this feat. Now I know it’s possible to be so appalled that I can’t even organize my thoughts enough to write them down, let alone express them.
The more I try to get some mental juices flowing on this thing so I can try to discuss it, all articulation goes out of the window and I’m left with a vulgar, venom-filled quip, ‘What the FUCK?’
Instead of trying to work myself up in a frenzy, I’ve decided to link this post to an excellent review of the movie by Black film critic, Armond White.
Before, I do that, however, I just wanted to state one thing about this movie…and one thing only:
This movie continues the annihilation of the image of Black women. It is a thorough crucifixion of our character—and Oprah’s endorsement can be regarded as the Judah’s kiss of betrayal.
Ok, so maybe that was two things. Here’s the link to Armond White’s review.