It hath begun. Many of you started emailing me about D'Jango Unchained over a year ago. I ignored you. Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt. The marketing push appears to be revving up and you can expect an onslought of psychological warfare to be unleashed with the head spokesheeple Jamie Foxx leading the way. Check out this clip of Jamie Foxx on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show kee kee-ing it up and having a laugh out loud good time talking about Kerry Washington being whipped in the movie.
On Christmas day no matter what you do, Quentin Tarantino with the financial backing of his wealthy sugar daddies will unleash a gross act of violence against Black people.
The question now is how you should consider reacting to this nonsense Quentin Tarantino and his soft-shoed sidekicks - Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L Jackson.
- You Are NOT the Audience - This movie wasn’t written for you. You are not the target audience. Just because someone who looks like you is in a movie does not mean the movie was written FOR you or that you owe the movie your support. This movie is Quentin Tarantino’s wet dream, his fantasy, about the rape ant torture of Black women. It is not meant to appeal to you- you’re just a useful prop. Since you are not the audience, you can ignore every ad, every television segment, every magazine article. They don’t exist.
- You and Your Outrage Are Anticipated as a Tool to Market the Movie- While Black women and Black people for that matter are not the target audience for D’Jango Unchained, you and your outrage are needed as part of Tarantino’s marketing plan. I predict heated discussions among the northeastern Black Bougiestocracy. There will be AT LEAST five essays and editorials on The Grio, The Root, Clutch, Ebony Mag and ESSENCE. Heck, Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington might even snag some magazine covers. You are being INTENTIONALLY PROVOKED to anger and outrage - which is why you should offer Tarantino, Foxx, and Washington absolutely none. Shun Kerry Washington. Shun Jaime Foxx and any media giving them attention. The most painful reaction to someone who is attempting to be provocative is boredom not anger.
- Continue to remind yourself that the individual successes of Black actors have no impact whatsoever on Black people collectively. Jamie Foxx is already attempting to give D’jango some type of cultural heft and imply it has larger significance other than stroking Tarantino’s ego. It’s a movie. It is a gratuitously violent movie and that’s it. It meant Jamie Foxx got a paycheck. The movie means nothing for the Black community other than continued degradation and marginalization. When you start to see these discussions about the cultural or significance of D’jango Unchained, just have a little laugh inside. No. seriously, practice it with me- your inside shunning laugh. Black Hollywood is notorious for lying and saying that the success movies they are in will determine the future of Black humanity. And if we don’t go see THEIR movie, another Black movie will never be made again. These people are lying. Don’t be Red Tailed.
- Know your history. Black people managed to free themselves just fine without any help from Quentin Tarantino. Instead of listening to Jaime Foxx’s ignorant retelling of the history of slavery, go read or better yet, go visit any number of museums that tell the full story of Black folk’s existence. Go learn about the Black Dispatches during the Civil War, or Black Women who were Civil War Spies and not just run of the mill spies, but counterintelligence masterminds. We didn't need a White bounty hunter to set us free.
- Unchain your joy on Christmas Day. That Tarantino is unleashing this violence upon us at Christmas time is no accident. Use the date of the movie’s release to do something else to make your own contribution to the culture- something other than a critique. Maybe choose to make a donation to a Kickstarter campaign or a local program for artists.Get the kids some video editing software and tell them to make a movie that you will show the family on Christmas night. Have your own family film festival. I made a zombie movie with my my laptop camera two years ago when the lights went out on Christmas Eve. It’s awesome! I’m laughing just thinking about it.
So folks Keep calm and carry on. You’ll survive Django Unchained. This too shall pass.