The Break: Mics Off! (PODCAST)

The Spotlight's on Spike Lee

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Raw, uncut, and unfiltered! Listen in to this Mics Off episode where the family puts a spotlight on Spike Lee in light of all of the recent media commentary about his judgement of the film Django Unchained. One family member suggests that we all love Spike Lee because he’s been our primary Black filmmaker for the last 20 years, not because his films are actually good. Would you agree?

Podcast guests include Chris Lehman, Toria Williams, Arian White, and Merc80! For comments or questions, feel free to call the hotline at (323) 455-4219!

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2 Comments on "The Break: Mics Off! (PODCAST)"

  1. Tracy Jan 18, 2013 · 8:47 am

    I found this really interesting. I listened to the entire podcast.

    I just wanted to share that I disagree about “Love Jones.” It’s true that it was a great movie that wasn’t necessarily about being Black. Yes, it would have been a great movie with stars of a different race. However, “Love Jones” offered a great look at African American culture. I’m sure many missed it, but from Gordon Parks to Prince to Sonja Sanchez, Nina and Darius educated the “Love Jones” audience about Black artists who’ve contributed a lot. There was jazz music, spoken word, step dancing, etc… Had the film’s stars been of a different race, it’s unlikely moviegoers would have been treated to all that!

    I love that movie!

    Thanks for the discussion. Well done.

    • kclehman Jan 18, 2013 · 10:21 am

      Thank you Tracy for listening. That’s a very valid point about Love Jones – it definitely would have lacked the cultural richness we all appreciate if the cast had been of another race! Thanks again for your support!

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