REPOST: Octavia Spencer will buy out Black Panther screening for “underserved community”
Is Black Panther just too big to fail. At this point, I feel like I could watch 2-hours of Chad Boseman posing in costume and call it genius. The hype machine is greased like an Afro pick. How can you blame us? Black people are having a strong moment right now in cinema and TV. Black Lightning just premiered a few weeks ago to great ratings and reviews, Ava’s “A Wrinkle in Time” is on the horizon, and there are more Blackity Black shows on TV than ever before. Yes, we’re feeling ourselves. Representation in the visual mythology of our country gives us a personal lift. Seeing ourselves projected as strong and capable, sympathetic and vulnerable, fully human, is better propaganda against white supremacy than a dozen riots. That’s why it’s so ill that Mrs. Spencer is doing this for our less fortunate folks, so we can all celebrate this glorious happening. Now, let’s hope this bad boy jams.