Saw this on the Shadow & Act page:
“Things that make you go hmm… QT with actress Nichole Galicia who plays “Sheba” in “Django Unchained” from W Magazine (image courtesy of Marcia Jones).”
Black bodies never NOT a commodity.
This is for all those people who think I am crazy for thinking Django was commercializing Slavery…how do you feel about this?
Let’s think about this. He makes a spaghetti western about enslaved African/Americans. (Cuz we weren’t American yet.) The Af. Am. actors in the movie have less speaking parts and agency then their Eu. Am. counterparts. The Af. Am. characters in the movie are treated like living objects because that happened irl. QT takes a picture with one of the Af. Am. actresses who plays an enslaved woman who lacks proper characterization and agency while she is nude in a photo with him—her boss—while he is clothes in a wannabe Hugh Hefner robe. So in the end, the actress continues to be used as an object, just like her character, by the man who made the movie in the first place. Did I miss anything?
Bolded is mine
AND THERE WE HAVE IT
I swear I am FUCKING DONE with people acting like these actors weren’t tryna be in a fucking Tarantino movie.
IT’S A MOVIE.
Where was all the outrage at the slaughter of Asians in Kill Bill?
How about when Odell Robie lured Beaumont into the TRUCK of a CAR with the promise of CHICKEN AND WAFFLES?!
WHERE WERE THE GERMAN DEFENDERS WHEN HE BURNED DOWN AN ENTIRE THEATER OF FUCKING GERMANS?!
“But those were just movies.”
YEAH MOTHERFUCKER THEY WERE MOVIES. Django Freeman never existed. Broomhilda Von Shaft never existed. FUCKING SHEBA NEVER EXISTED.
Y’all act like being in a Tarantino flick is degrading as fuck. That woman may not be wearing clothes in that magazine but I bet her wardrobe is fucking KILLER since her IMDB page just got HELLA interesting just like her paychecks. I highly doubt she’s mad about the shit so why the fuck is everyone so up in arms?!
I fucking loved Django Unchained. I’ve already seen it four times and it’s STILL amazing to me. Stop being fucking dicks about it.