Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Red Tails Controversy

Red Tails is to be released in theaters January 20th. Please go see this film on opening weekend.

A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. As the war in Europe continues to take its toll on Allied forces, the Pentagon brass has no recourse but to consider unorthodox options -- including the untried and untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program

There are many reasons to go see this film- the actions, the story line, a piece of history, and they eye candy. However, as a predominately Black casted film it faced the same issues that most Black films face, lack of Hollywood support. See George Lucas discuss the difficulty of bringing the project to the screen.


"One of the first all black action pictures ever made," George Lucas

I do not want to get on my soap box and rant about this (well not right now, anyway). I just want to people to go out and see this film. 
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