Today we discuss use in cinema of one of the most divisive and perhaps misunderstood words in society.
Quentin Tarantino has arguably created some of the most strong and iconic African-American characters in cinema: Jules. Marsellus Wallace. Jackie Brown. Django. And most recently, Major Marquis Warren. Ironically, he also gets a lot of flack for his more than generous use of the infamous “N-word.” On today’s episode, I’m joined by friends of the show JD & Yolanda Cochran (indie filmmaker and ex-production company executive, respectively) to address this topic and the overall PC climate in entertainment.
WARNING: there is a generous use of the aforementioned N-word in this episode. You may squirm in discomfort as you listen. Or, more than likely, you’ll laugh heartily with only a slight twinge of uneasiness. Either way, our discussion will give you some provocative and deep ideas to ponder. Enjoy!
Check out Bret Easton Ellis’ podcast. The Quentin Tarantino episode is December 7, 2015. As of this writing, it’s the most recent episode.
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Music in this Episode
Music in this episode was curated from FreeMusicArchive.org. In order of appearance:
- Soul Challenger by Cullah (CC BY-SA)
- We Always Thought the Future Would Be Kind of Fun by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY)
- The Stars that Left by Telepathic Teddy Bear (CC BY)
Can’t wait to see this movie!