Lent: Part 23

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971) – So first of all, this movie is not for me. It says so right at the beginning that it is “Dedicated to all the Brothers and Sisters who had enough of the Man”, and while I certainly have some disdain for the Man, I don’t qualify as a Brother or Sister in any way that it was intended here. Even so, it was a fun movie to watch, and I’m glad I finally did.

It’s not great on feminism, though. More than once, a woman in a position to help Sweetback only agrees to do so in exchange for some of his sweet sweetback. And there’s also the very graphic, very underage sex scene that starts the movie. But other than those things, it’s pretty good.

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