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EP 20: Harriet Movie Review: Controversy, Revisionist History & Hollywood’s White Savior Complex

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Fresh off of our invitation to attend a Central Florida Association of Black Journalists (CFABJ) private movie screening of the film Harriet. The Soapboxx podcast (Hosts T.J. Legacy & Jon Boy Fresh) recap the controversial film and breakdown the subliminal narratives. We also discuss the #ADOS boycott of the movie and backlash actress Cynthia Erivo received for her offensive twitter comments about African-Americans.

We ask:
Should Hollywood stop making movies about slavery? And should we celebrate the representation of a black woman in a leading role, even if the bio pic is historically inaccurate? Which slave narratives depicted in the film still hold true today?

***SPOILER WARNING***
In case you haven’t seen the film.

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