Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Movies I don't want to see: Dance Flick loves racist stereotypes  

Watch this POS and you won't believe it. It's a trailer for a new movie "Dance Flick," which not only looks horrendous, but also loves milking the black stereotypes. Watch as Pregnant Black Girl with an Afro gives birth on a dance floor and puts her baby in her locker. Another trailer for the movie apparently shows they also make fun of the stereotypical absent "baby daddy."


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13 comments: to “ Movies I don't want to see: Dance Flick loves racist stereotypes

  • April 28, 2009 at 9:23 PM  

    Okay, I thought the baby in the locker was kind of funny... but taking it within the context of the WHOLE trailer, that thing really was just one African-American stereotype after another. I'm all for a little good-natured ribbing but you have to spread it around. An entire movie devoted to negative stereotypes of just ONE ethnic group is too much for me to handle.

  • April 29, 2009 at 1:15 AM  

    Yeah, wow, that's disgusting. I don't remember the dance-floor birthing in the theater trailer... Eww.

  • May 2, 2009 at 8:20 PM  

    It's a parody. The only reason racial sterotypes are THERE is because they're in the movies that are being made fun of ("Step Up", "Save the Last Dance"). It's the same people who made the Scary Movies. So the focus shouldn't be on the spoff, but the movies that are being parodied.

  • May 2, 2009 at 8:46 PM  

    I understand that - I've seen the movies they're parodying. But there's a funny and tasteful way to parody something, and then there's just an unintelligent and offensive way. A black girl giving birth on a dance floor? The latter.

  • May 16, 2009 at 12:54 AM  

    This movie is made by the Wayans brothers (who are black). I think they are using a comedy spoof to criticize the stereotypes that are found in those stupid dance movies. I'm more willing to say this parody is okay when it's coming from the Wayans (using parody to criticize the stereotypes of their own social groups) than think it's not okay because an overly-sensitive white girl wants to appear not racist by whining about everything that portrays race in any way.

  • May 16, 2009 at 2:21 PM  

    I was compelled to commend your comment until I read the last bit. I don't think that calling out racism is being "overly-sensitive." In order to fight the institution of racism, we need to break the cycle of people blindly accepting little "jokes" and whatnot because they don't seem like a big deal. In fact, it is these little things that underhandedly keep people of color as second-class citizens.

    Additionally, my "whining" is not an attempt to appear not racist. I know I'm not racist... I don't need to "prove" it to anyone else. It's sad that you think that a white girl can't call out racism just for the sake of fighting racism.

  • May 18, 2009 at 9:51 AM  

    Take some African-American Studies classes and maybe you will see my point. And it's hilarious how my comment suddenly becomes "wrong" again just because I personally insulted you, whereas up to that point, you agreed with it. If you take an African-American Studies class that discusses types of racism, "colorblind racism" is yours, or the kind I can't remember what it's referred to, where a white person overdoes it for the sake of showing everyone her non-racism. (You may say you're not doing that, but I've read some of your other posts, and it really seems to me that's what you're doing. It's more of a subconscious thing, so it's not exactly your "fault".)

  • May 18, 2009 at 2:00 PM  

    Why would you assume that I haven't taken Black Studies classes? And I didn't disagree with your comment simply because you insulted me, but because what you said was preposterous. A white girl "whining" about "everything that portrays race" so as to appear "not racist"? Are you serious?

    It's interesting how you feel qualified to "diagnose" the racism I'm guilty of, simply because you took a Black Studies class. I doubt your professor ever intended for you to use the material you learned to accuse others of being subconsciously racist. Is this any way to fight racism? By accusing others of only calling out stereotypes because they have an ulterior motive? Even if I was guilty of colorblind racism, who cares? All I'm doing is exposing racism and challenging stereotypes - isn't this a positive thing? Don't we need more people doing this?

    It's not productive or necessary for fellow racism-fighters to argue over who is the "real" activist and who is just "pretending" to be not racist. What is the point?

  • May 19, 2009 at 6:26 AM  

    Okay, so I can't possibly know more than you on something even though I took some courses on the subject. Sorry, I didn't know you were all-knowing! Actually, my professors did encourage calling people out on racism in certain situations, even well-meaning ones. If you want to claim you know more on a subject that professors of that subject... well that's just sad. Your "I'm always right so there!" defense hasn't really helped you... in fact to me, now you not only seem subconsciously racist, but a bitter snob with a vendetta against the world. Goodday, know-it-all! (LMAO!)

  • May 19, 2009 at 11:01 AM  

    I never claim to be all-knowing. I have an opinion and I'm defending it, and you have an opinion as well - it's called a debate. I enjoy debating. But I suppose a debate only works when the other person understands the rules and refrains from resorting to childish insults.

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:22 PM  

    Well, you've just called me a child for speaking my opinion about you based on things you've said. Hypocrisy! From the comments on your posts you've made, it seems like less of debating your opinions, and more like "Nuh-uh! I'm totally right, you're wrong, always! I couldn't possibly be wrong or acknowledge another option or possibility!" Instead of saying, "yeah, maybe the movie and the Wayans brothers should be commended for bringing to light all the horrible stereotypes about blacks in these types of movies and doing so with comedy", you continue to argue your not-so-thought-out-in-advance point. Seems like the childish thing to me. ;)

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:59 PM  

    I didn't call you a child. I called your insults "childish." Calling me a "bitter snob" and a "know-it-all" is characteristic of a 12 year-old.

    WHY would I say "yeah, maybe the movie and the Wayans brothers should be commended for bringing to light all the horrible stereotypes about blacks in these types of movies and doing so with comedy" when I don't AGREE with it? If I found myself nodding at even one thing that you said, I would acknowledge so, but I didn't. I found everything you said, in my opinion, to be untrue, so I said so. How am I the one at fault when all I'm doing is defending my opinion, meanwhile you've resorted to calling me a "snob" and an "overly-sensitive white girl"? All I'm doing is standing by what I believe, and I happen to not agree with a word you're saying. Doesn't mean I'm a snob, and it doesn't mean I'm taking on an "I'm right you're wrong" attitude. They're opinions, and you're entitled to yours just like I'm entitled to mine. Geeze.

  • May 25, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

    its a comedy movie understand that first before you start throwing the race card on the table... two black guys made the movie one who i believe is gay. there is racism everywhere its never going to change.. that is just how people are. everyone has there own outlook and to be arguing about it over a blog about a movie is just plain stupid. mr./ms. anonymous are you black? do you feel offended by this movie... have you even seen the whole thing? stop bitchin your not going to change anything by it. you will just stir the pot.