Skip to comments.Debbie Schlussel: "Obsessed" = Blondingo--Beyonce's Race-Baiting White-sploitation
Posted on 04/26/2009 3:46:23 PM PDT by lewisglad
In this movie executive produced by Beyonce Knowles, her father/manager, Matthew Knowles, and Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Beyonce plays the Black wife of a Black investment executive. Her husband is relentlessly pursued and stalked by a hot, White (and crazy) blonde temp (Ali Larter). Although the husband never gives in to the White chick's pursuits, she frames him up to make it look as if he did, and he's in the doghouse with his wife.
And the Black couple is surrounded by a cadre of brainless and otherwise non-ideal human beings with gaping flaws. There is the lecherous, married White male co-worker (Jerry O'Connell) who can't believe the Black executive won't accept a little something on the side with the hot blonde--something he (the White guy) says he wants to do with her. Then, there is the world's most brainless White baby sitter, who gullibly lets the stalker White chick into the house to kidnap the baby. And don't forget the world's most brainless gay White male secretary, who ditzily gives the stalker White blonde the complete scoop on the Black couples' weekend plans, making it easier for her to stalk them. Even the White chick cop (Christine Lahti) isn't too bright. Yup, not a single White character in the movie who is sympathetic.
Sure, race is never mentioned in the movie. It doesn't have to be. Look at the movie poster and the colors they chose for the design, and the way the characters are juxtaposed. It's all about Black versus White, baby. I live in a mostly Black suburb of Detroit, and I saw the movie in a local theater with an entirely Black audience. I heard all assortment of racist comments about the White people and the White chick stalker, throughout the movie and afterward as I left.
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Wow, what a reach.
Aside from, of course, her bony ass.
MOST of the time if there's a black character, HE (sometimes she) will come up with the brilliant, day-saving solution, dazzling white (and asian) on-lookers; they're grateful, awestruck, and utterly non-comprehending of the trick involved.
I thought the asian characters were streretyoped as the techincal nerds?
Wow! Who knew?
Personally, I got bigger items on my Agenda to worry about some Hollywood flick.
Get over your self-imposed wedgie....ppppplllllzzz
You know how this movie is giveaway fiction? The black couple is MARRIED.
Credulity has a LIMIT, you know?
Just keeping it real...!
I never quite understood why Ali Larter plays such skanky roles.
“I can’t tell you how many times In my own neighborhood stores, I’ve been called racial epithets, like “bony-assed White bitch,” for no reason whatsoever other than my skin tone.”
...and it was probably by her own black sisters and bros..frickin’ liar
I hope Ali Larter doesn’t continue in these type casted rolls. She has a lot of talent. She is beautiful and know she has a lot more to offer. Wish she would choose a really good story with real substance to it.
It was #1 at the box office this weekend.
I think I liked this movie better back when it was called, “Jungle Fever.”
This must be a real stinker, look for it on cable in a month.
I attended a summer school semester at Prairie View A&M (black school north of Houston TX) during the year when the “blackplotation” movies like Shaft etc came out.
Like an Indian attending a 1950’s cowboy & Indian weatern. I was the target.
That bothers me too. I don’t want to see her go down the same path as so many have in hollywood. She has more talent than that.
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