Race

I’m not going to burn off 80 words on flowery bullshit that takes both sides of this issue into consideration before I finally err on the side of objectivity. I’d rather try an alternative approach: This shit is stupid.

Django Unchained is not going to ever air on the Hallmark Channel. It isn’t a movie that was made to be adored by everyone, and that’s why I would allow Quentin Tarantino to take me in a thrusty, masculine, and yet gentle way should his tastes suddenly take a left turn toward big-titted fanboys. Fuck appeasing the masses (and didn’t I just demonstrate my own antipathy for that?). Foot fetishists and bad ass motherfuckers. That’s who QT works for, and though there is a shocking lack of primo tootsies in Django, there is a fuck-ton (a slang term for a ton of fuck, meaning a whole lotta shit) of controversy thanks to the films slave-y subject matter, violence, and the use of the word that the “N-word” implies. (more…)

Editorial: That Word

I’m not going to say or type that word. I have my reasons, namely that it isn’t an active part of my vocabulary and I recognize the legitimate causticity of it, but with that said, I firmly believe that a word’s power comes from the intent behind it’s use. Sadly though, others do not agree, and so we have a supposedly “politically correct” replacement phrase like “N-word”.

Why am I writing about “the N-word” on a movie site called Nerdbastards? Well, a few weeks ago, actor Samuel L. Jackson was being interviewed by a Houston based TV reporter named Jake “The Movie Guy” Hamilton and the term figured prominently.

The video can be seen here, but at around the 13:55 mark, Hamilton asks Jackson about the “N-word” controversy in his new film, Django Unchained. In the film, which focuses on slavery, the word that the “N-word” refers to is uttered more than 110 times according to various reports. (more…)

Laurence Fishburne has joined the cast of Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel in the role of Perry White, The Editor-in-Chief of Clark Kent’s newspaper outlet, “The Daily Planet”.

For you ass muffins that are all thinking .. “Perry is white…FISHBURNE IS BLACK!!!”, may we remind how many colored folk have played white guys and played them well? *Clears throat* Sam Jackson as Nick Fury, Idris Elba Heimdall in ‘Thor”, Micheal Clark Duncan as Kingpin…etc. Point is, Fishburne has enough charisma to do a good Perry White and I think that’s all that matters. On the other hand, if you want to get into a debate, you do gotta wonder if this “performance” argument would work in reverse. Like, would it be acceptable to cast a white girl as Storm?

Fishburne, famous to genre fans for his role as Morpheus in The Matrix, will join Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond, Christopher Meloni and Harry Lennix for the film, currently in production.

“Man of Steel”, that sounds like something his daughter would’ve starred in!

Source: EW