I’m still afraid to watch ‘Shame.’ All I hear is how much it will make you hate sex and most things about your desires. So when news came out that the team behind it (writer/director Steve McQueen and star Michael Fassbender) are making “Twelve Years A Slave” a film about slavery, I nearly hid under my bed.
I like sex, but I HATE slavery. If they have the power to turn a good thing bad what can they do with a horrible thing?
Learning about slavery when I was young was saddening, but there was a great sense of detachment. It didn’t seem possible that people could do such a thing. I was too young for ‘Roots’ but ‘Glory’ made it seem like after it was all said and done, everyone became friends.
My mind is racing on how to even talk about this film. With the two people involved alone it is a must see, but the cast also includes the extemely talented Chiwetel Ejiofor (Redbelt), Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood), and BBC Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch.
Oh god. On IMDB’s mobile app you have to click the tab to see more of the cast to get to Ejiofor, who the movie is about. See, already this is making me uncomfortable.
White men are the worst thing in the world. I’m scared.