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This is super cute!
Nigerian Artist Digitally Enhances Classic Gangster Film, Inserts Self.
It’s been over 40 years since the initial release of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather was released. But as with many of Hollywood’s most celebrated classics, you’d be hard pressed to find complex black characters in the forefront (or even the background) of the award-winning Mafia drama.That is, until now.
Fed up with the misrepresentation and underepresentation of black men in this film, Nigerian artist Uche Okpa-Iroha has digitally inserted himself into scenes throughout the film.
In his own words, Okpa-Iroha says:
‘The Godfather is one of the best films ever, but it misrepresents and underrepresents the black man, and as an artist I have to question that. I use humour to probe the media dynamics of race and examine the imbalance in Hollywood. My simple acts of intrusion show what was left out.’
What I love most about these images is that the space that Okpa-Iroha occupies in 2-D creates an almost palpable character that goes beyond the stereotypical. He is present in pivotal scenes and, although the film’s real characters do not always appear to directly interacting with him, it does not diminish or take away from the fact that not only is he there, but he has a voice and has agency.
White people don’t care.
LGBTQ* History You Should Know
and probably never heard of…
JUGGS - The Place To Be
The following text and above picture from Trent Kelly’s Out In The Open:
Just Us Guys and Gals, or JUGGS for short, was the name of a East Coast social organization back in the 1930s. Membership was made up of Afro American men and women. By all outside appearances, JUGGS was the average nondescript social organization where professional men and women came to socialize, network, and throw the occasional fancy dress ball. These appearances were deceiving. This particular social club was made up of gays and lesbians. To onlookers from the street, straight couples were always seen entering and exiting the JUGGS premises as members mad every effort to “pass.” One sex used the other as a cover, often going so far as to wed each other to keep up the appearance of being a straight couple and keep questions from friends and family at bey. Behind the safety of its closed doors, freedom was found to live momentarily outside the closet and maybe find that special same gender romantic relationship in a secure environment absent from the fear of misreading the signs and mistaking a straight person as gay or lesbian.
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