Subtitles or bust.
*I'm only starting this from 2019 on.
Such a layered examination of interracial prejudice - and a case study of really awesome 90s filmmaking.
Denzel in the 90s is always breathtaking
As a publicist, Selena needs to fire her team. They absolutely do not protect her and check in with her about the press she needs to do and it so obviously turned her away from her career for a while.
Also, I wish this doc wasn’t so corny with the interludes because I truly believe she has beautiful insights to say, but the doc showcases more of how poorly she picks her inner circle and how little they support her than a cogent narrative.
There’s a needle drop that makes your jaw drop. It’s a very solid film that takes strippers into account, and humanizes them and their experiences in the way only women can highlight other women. Adeptly balancing between comedy and drama throughout, Scafaria makes herself (and her decisiveness as a director) known.
*full disclosure that I work for an agency that reps this film, though I don’t work on it personally. My thoughts are my own!