Friday, June 18, 2004

Hollywood's easy stereotyping

A while ago, I read a review for the execrable Jennifer Lopez movie “Enough” that opined that Hollywood would never make a movie where a black woman, terrorized by her black husband, would seek help from a white man. Yet the trope of a black person helping a helpless white person is as heavily ingrained in Tinsel Town as portraying Republicans (always) in smoke-filled rooms.

And now, as Jonathan Last notes in Opinion Journal, evangelical Christians are the subject of Hollywood’s cruel humor, in the movie “Saved!” Typical stuff.

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