Relentless Indigenous Woman
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Leaving this right here.
A Tweet by DJ BobaFatt that says, “people talking about the Oscars ugliest moment. Some perspective… John Wayne was held back by six security guys because he was trying to get on stage to hit this woman.” This was a response to a Tweet by Rafael Shimunov that says, “1973: native American actor Sacheen Littlefeather boo’d and cheered by Hollywood at the Oscars before being mocked by Clint Eastwood and almost physically assaulted by John Wayne simply for asking that Indigenous People not be dehumanized in film
Wayne was waiting in the wings when Littlefeather took the stage. She later said, “During my presentation, he was coming towards me to forcibly take me off the stage, and he had to be restrained by six security men to prevent him from doing so.”
Assaulting a Native American would be entirely in line with Wayne’s characters over the years, and his legacy may look a bit different if those guards had not stopped him. Littlefeather went to Brando’s home after the ceremony and has devoted the rest of her life to activism for the Native American community.
Mon 28 Mar, 2022 06:34 pm
Ricky Gervais called them out as paedos. Didn't hear a whimper from 'em then.
Mon 28 Mar, 2022 07:49 pm
The Oscars are so overrated - no real movie stars anymore, no glamour, and the actors who receive awards are mostly pre-chosen and it's all political. They have so many award shows nowadays, just get rid of them!!
Tue 29 Mar, 2022 04:33 am
I'm not buying the stunt angle. No one is getting the publicity they want here.
There is absolutely no way that was a stunt.
Tue 29 Mar, 2022 07:31 am
I love Ellen, but she always seems a bit uncomfortable on stage.
Tue 29 Mar, 2022 07:56 am
<——— not an Ellen fan for about 3, 4 years. Testimonies from wait staff, her personal staff, and her show staff are very consistent.
She went out of her way to try to get a waitress fired. Who does that? It was because of chipped fingernail polish.
Many are saying this tarnishes the "black experience." Putting the burden squarely on the shoulders of who after all are just two men. If they were white I doubt there would be that kind of talk.
Sun 3 Apr, 2022 03:58 pm
Wed 6 Apr, 2022 12:52 pm
I'm late to the thread, but I have only seen 5 of the nominated films.
From the best I have seen, to the worst:
1. West Side Story
2. The Power Of The Dog
4. Don't Look Up
5. Drive My Car
West Side Story was surprisingly well done and addressed my issue with the 1961 film (most of the Latino characters played by white actors in brownface) by having the Latino characters played by Latinos.
The Power of the Dog is definitely a slow burn but I liked the revenge story and the themes on masculinity.
I was not the biggest fan of the Dune novel, but I did like the film adaptation for the most part.
Don't Look Up was shamelessly overt on the allegorical climate change story but the cast performances were top notch.
I was not impressed by Drive My Car. It was 3 hours long and I was already bored 30 minutes in.
Spencer or The French Dispatch should have been nominated instead.