I checked out the Django Unchained trailer yesterday, the new Tarantino film with Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington. It's basically about slavery and vengeance, to keep it simple. I love Tarantino movies - they are violent, bloody spectacles that are over the top in just the right way. I could watch Inglourious Basterds a million times, same goes for Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2. Of course, because this movie deals with slavery, relationships between black women and black men, and the black female body, there is going to be a lot of scrutiny of Tarantino as a white filmmaker telling black stories. I felt guilty even posting the trailer on my G+ account because I didn't want to invite any commentary. I wanted to just present a trailer for a movie that I will definitely see and most likely enjoy.
It is really fucking tiring being a minority sometimes, especially a black feminist woman. I wish I could just enjoy things without thinking of the ramifications of what they mean to my culture or my gender. Sometimes I get so tired of analyzing everything and what it means and whether I "should" enjoy it or not. I understand the need for critical cultural analysis, but I hate feeling burdened by it ALL THE DAMN TIME. Anyway, I just wanted to rant about that for a hot minute. As you were.