Boots Riley Calls Out Tarantino’s ‘Hollywood’ for Not Depicting Manson Family as White Supremacists

Aug 26, 2019 21:09


Boots Riley Calls Out Tarantino’s ‘Hollywood’ for Not Depicting Manson Family as White Supremacists https://t.co/JeXWK4cZt1 pic.twitter.com/ghWHggW1Xr
- IndieWire (@IndieWire) August 26, 2019
Boots Riley shared a criticism he has with Quentin Tarantino’s depiction of the Manson Family cult members ( Read more... )

film, film director, black celebrities, quentin tarantino, race / racism

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rosevael August 26 2019, 21:17:35 UTC
It took 10 years off his life to refrain from using the n word in this movie. Acknowledging racism in the film would have literally killed him.

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mwffj August 26 2019, 21:28:31 UTC
Omg I didn't realize it until just now, but you're right. Probably because this cast is whiter than wonder bread.

I wonder if some exec was like "you can only have ONE of your fetishes in this film. Just ONE." And so he dialed it the fuck up on the foot fetish.

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belladonna77 August 26 2019, 23:25:49 UTC
Eh, he traded in using the N word for all the Mexican jokes. He still got to be racist.

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iznanassi August 26 2019, 21:18:33 UTC
well sharon tate's family said the movie was ok and i love margot robbie and i thought the movie was great xD!

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birkenstoxxx August 26 2019, 21:25:50 UTC
is this sarcasm because my meter is broken

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analievelyn August 26 2019, 23:02:31 UTC
she's jk!!

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cherubrawk August 26 2019, 21:28:17 UTC

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xtinkerbellax August 26 2019, 21:21:14 UTC
Would they have been considered right wing? I don't think being a white supremacist and being more on the left are mutually exclusive.

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harrys_headband August 26 2019, 21:46:42 UTC
I don't really think there was anything "liberal" about them besides the superficial "hippie" aesthetic. But, then again, I don't know if they'd be right wing. They were more agents of chaos/violent racists bent on destroying everything by starting a race war that would end with them getting to live in paradise at the center of the Earth for eternity.

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tragedyofempty August 26 2019, 22:16:05 UTC
If we go with the idea that their idea of violence was more anarchy then they are extreme left wing on the political spectrum

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harrys_headband August 26 2019, 22:36:02 UTC
It wasn't anarchy, though, they were motivated by their servitude to Manson and his beliefs.

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ferelden August 26 2019, 21:22:45 UTC
Its well known the Manson family wanted to start a race war where in the end they would rule over all the black people because, and I quote, "they were incapable of doing so themselves."

but of course this is QT so all we get is shit.

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genbu_no_miko24 August 26 2019, 21:24:47 UTC
I mean I don't remember thinking they came off like the hippy flower child images of the late 60s cause the spahn ranch scenes gave an aura that they were pretty suspect and dangerous if set off. Charles Manson is literally in the film for 3 minutes. Had they been featured more than yeah.

But yeah I've seen people saying they wished the racial aspect of Helter Skelter and the race war he envisioned to be acknowledged.

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sowhat_whocares August 27 2019, 08:07:03 UTC
he isnt saying they werent depicted as scary or cultish - he is saying they were depicted as being anti establishment to a violent degree instead of having racist ideologies at the center of it.

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