One more opinion on Crash
Well, I read the thread on the movie “Crash” but it was posted so long ago that I wanted to post my own so that my opinion doesn't get lost. I just rented the video recently. Here is a movie about racism that was itself racist. Insincerity stands out like a sore thumb.
Did anyone else notice this? If this is supposed to be such a great portrayal of racism, can someone tell me why not one non-black person in the movie ever uses the “N” word? If they did, I certainly missed it. And yet, everybody uses racial slurs to refer to Asians. Because of this, Black people are portrayed with a sense of dignity despite the racism (which is the proper thing to do, mind you), but Asian people are shown as pathetic Asians. This is the same old thing we keep seeing where people in the movie industry “respect” Black people but jump on the “Asian bashing bandwagon”.
If at least white people in the movie had referred to black people with the “N” word, it would have told me that the writer and director were sincere in making their movie.
Instead they exposed their own racism.
I sensed the insincerity pretty much from the beginning but some of you on the other thread thought this was a great movie. I don't wish to bash anyone else's opinion, you're entitled to it, but personally I think this is indicative of why subtle racism works. You don't realize right away that somebody meant to disrespect you.