Blogging at the Huffington Post, filmmaker Trey Ellis says that he was pleasantly surprised by Django Unchained because he has struggled in the past with director Quentin Tarantino's flagrant use of the n-word.
He claims he was misquoted on blacks and welfare. But what about his other statements?
Trey Ellis pays tribute to the late scholar's "Space Traders" parable, which he adapted for HBO.
Should the n-word have been removed from Mark Twain's classic? Maybe not, but there is a time and place for cleaned-up versions of literary classics, says novelist Trey Ellis.
With his play Six Degrees of Separation, John Guare missed out on an opportunity to create a fully nuanced, black male character. He's at it again with the stereotypes in A Free Man of Color. And even the fabulous Jeffrey Wright can't fix that.