“Thus we have to ask the question: how comfortable should we be with the fictionalized distraction of quiet struggles during the Civil Rights Era when today, at every turn, real-life conservative crackers attack the very advances that were made through loud demonstrations that ended, in some cases, in bloodshed?”
Ok so the Oscars were handed out and the deeds are done. There will be no ill effects of this post however, the discussion will rage on for months to come. We've set up two of thedarkroome's writers to set it off with a special appearance from a celebrity blogger.
Darkroome contributor Brandon Bowlin lays out his troubles with The Help.
The Help ReBacklash! Why it Deserves to Be Celebrated.
Darkroome contributor David "Moneytrain" Watts writes a response to Sheryl Lee Ralph's CNN Blog about her "grin and bear it" vibe with the movie The Help.
Here is the link to Sheryl Lee Ralph's Original CNN Blog penned before the Oscars: