Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jungle Fever - A Spike Lee Joint

On Monday June 21, 2010, I watched the Spike Lee film Jungle Fever starring Wesley Snipes and John Tutorro. This film tells the story about an American woman of Italian decent (who is white), who falls in love with Wesley Snipes' character of Flipper who is black and happens to be married. She does this after she breaks up with her boyfriend played by Tutorro.

After finding out about this Angela's father and brothers are not happy that she is dating a black man. They feel that it is a "crime" against "their people." what Lee is trying to say in a way, is that is very ignorant that people think like this.

The thing that makes the whole situation is that Flipper is married and has a daughter. Also, he has an overly religious father Ossie Davis, a mother who just sees good Ruby Dee, and a crackhead brother Samuel L. Jackson.

I must say this is an awesome movie, because it shows how people can still be ignorant, and not accept people for who they are not what they look like.

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