I saw Django the day it opened and have tried my best to resist jumping into the reactionary banter I knew was soon to come. As an artist that creates the alternative narrative rather than moan about a white boy and what he’s doing- it is frustrating to see our predictable outcry after Spielberg or Quentin make a movie. Personally. I have not one drop of an issue with the film Django. It was uncomfortable, as expected, and there was a moment where I cried a little from many different feelings that were brought up for me. However, the movie itself is well researched in development, truthful, and at no point- AND I MEAN NO POINT, is it disrespectful or mocking towards Black people. It does however mock the hell out of racist white slave owners, police,  and overseers, and the film maker sentences them all to death. It tells a truth that has no dignity in it so you’ll be hard to find dignified moments in the story. There is though a story of a Black man that loves his wife so hard he goes through hell to find her. He kills a bunch of peckerwoods along the way and even a Tom. Samuel L Jackson’s character is another part of the slave tragedy that still exist today. And what’s wrong with a white boy making a movie about slavery anyway? Slavery is their shit! So is the word nigger! I rather Tarantino get a Oscar award for Django than Spike get a check for directing NAVY RECRUIT COMMERCIALS (http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/TV/9905/27/lee.navy/) any day! Your Brother, Ise Lyfe

I saw Django the day it opened and have tried my best to resist jumping into the reactionary banter I knew was soon to come. As an artist that creates the alternative narrative rather than moan about a white boy and what he’s doing- it is frustrating to see our predictable outcry after Spielberg or Quentin make a movie. Personally. I have not one drop of an issue with the film Django. It was uncomfortable, as expected, and there was a moment where I cried a little from many different feelings that were brought up for me. However, the movie itself is well researched in development, truthful, and at no point- AND I MEAN NO POINT, is it disrespectful or mocking towards Black people. It does however mock the hell out of racist white slave owners, police,  and overseers, and the film maker sentences them all to death. It tells a truth that has no dignity in it so you’ll be hard to find dignified moments in the story. There is though a story of a Black man that loves his wife so hard he goes through hell to find her. He kills a bunch of peckerwoods along the way and even a Tom. Samuel L Jackson’s character is another part of the slave tragedy that still exist today. And what’s wrong with a white boy making a movie about slavery anyway? Slavery is their shit! So is the word nigger! I rather Tarantino get a Oscar award for Django than Spike get a check for directing NAVY RECRUIT COMMERCIALS (http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/TV/9905/27/lee.navy/) any day!

Your Brother, Ise Lyfe