#61. The First 7 Minutes of Chasing Amy
However, three years and two films later Mr. Smith not only put a Black Person in his 1997 film “Chasing Amy“, but he also made the character a homosexual because, as everyone knows, a Black Homosexual in a movie will automatically become a rich source of laughter 100% of the time.
And so, Kevin Smith gave his first Black Character a very hilarious 3 minute monologue that manages to encapsulate the Black Community’s views on how Black Characters are portrayed in comic books, graphic novels, TV and movies. And it even manages to include how much Black People are tired of hearing about Lando Calrissian (that was almost 30 years ago!).
This scene is easily the highlight of the entire film.
However, he is not completely safe from being called a racist until he writes and/or directs a (good) film with a Black Person as the main character. This goes for pretty much every filmmaker with great examples like Steven Spielberg (“The Color Purple“) and Clint Eastwood (“Bird“, despite what Spike Lee says.).
Posted on October 30, 2009, in Comedy and tagged Ben Affleck, black culture, black people, Chasing Amy, Chris Rock, Clerks, Clint Eastwood, Craig Robinson, gay, Hollywood, homosexual, Jason Lee, Kevin Smith, Lando Calrissian, movies, racism, Spike Lee, Star Wars, stereotypes, Steven Spielberg. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.