Monster’s Ball (2001 USA)

This is a typical male erotic fantasy, the hesitant white man dutifully tending to the jungle goddess because she’s damaged and begging to be repaired. What the film really wants to do is titillate its audience with the prospect of hot black- on- white sex. Whilst the entire film is shot with economy, using very little coverage, its famous sex scene is shot from every possible angle (and more if you buy the director’s cut). The director wants us to leer at Halle Berry’ chocolate flesh- the film treating the audience to delightful little snippets of Berry’s berries and pert little cheeks. End result: white audience gets a slice of jungle fever, whilst passing it off as grief coping. As for me, my White Guilt O Metre could only reach as high as 4 out of 10. [Read more…]

Fifty Shades Of Grey (E L James)

copy of Fifty Shades of Grey
I know they say if you can’t say anything positive don’t bother, but….
Just checked my compass and I think I’m about  52% through this climb so you would think by now it would have sucked me in. People say they can’t put it down but I find myself reading 1 chapter and then sucking out a breath of boredom. This is what annoys me about this book:

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