'The Underground Railroad' Limited Series Trailer

Apr 15, 2021 11:51

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“Nothing was given, all was earned. Hold on to what belongs to you.” From Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead comes the Amazon Original ten episode limited series The Underground Railroad.

Stars: Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillion, and Joel Edgerton. Other cast members include Aaron ( Read more... )

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lyra_loo April 15 2021, 18:58:32 UTC
wow, this is a hell of a trailer. absolutely gorgeous.

anyone read the book? thoughts?

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holyfrijoles_2 April 15 2021, 19:04:04 UTC
Very heavy but gorgeous. I also found it to be a pretty quick read.

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scriptedending April 15 2021, 19:11:11 UTC
I didn't love the book, tbh - it was a quick read, for sure, but the main character didn't feel fleshed out enough to me. And obviously it's not a light read. But I'm hoping Barry has made it better!!

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magicpebble April 15 2021, 20:15:57 UTC
I thought the book was beautifully written and thought-provoking. I've also read The Nickel Boys by the same author and maybe liked it even better, though.

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holyfrijoles_2 April 15 2021, 19:04:38 UTC
He has many (poor) imitators but truly no one else is doing it like barry. I can’t wait.

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palmsread April 15 2021, 20:51:13 UTC
Are there any that comes to mind for you?

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anterrabre April 15 2021, 19:07:09 UTC
Is this more Black racial pain porn? Because after "Them" I don't trust Prime any more!

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lyra_loo April 15 2021, 19:09:24 UTC
i would expect Barry Jenkins to have a more nuanced approach. i'm sure some of this will be devastating but i have faith in him not to be exploitative.

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anterrabre April 15 2021, 19:10:57 UTC
I like Barry too, so I'll give it a chance.

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ohmylol April 15 2021, 19:13:33 UTC
This looks fantastic, Barry Jenkins really is a genius

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gssilver April 15 2021, 19:15:00 UTC
I love Barry Jenkins and I trust that this will be a very nice production with great acting but I’m tired of seeing stories like this. When are we finally going to get black stories that are set in space, archeological adventures or more black lead romantic comedies.

I feel like it’s either superhero stuff or black pain/trauma. The progress simply isn’t going fast enough and I’m still pissed about “Them” existing especially with the news cycle this week. I’m honestly so bitter that show has only got more people interested because it’s rightfully getting called out

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