“I suspect that in years to come, media studies students will watch this film and be astonished that such a negative portrayal of homosexuality persisted in the mainstream in 2015. The film’s sensitivity to race isn’t much better. It sees King attempting to join a white supremacist fraternity at Darnell’s instigation, and then finally bonding with a black gang who he teaches the tricks of his trade: “The stock market is gangsta,” they conclude.”
“For those who don’t find the juxtaposition of a man’s terrified face and another’s exposed crotch hilarious, Get Hard next has urban gangs: Hoping to set James up with people who can protect him in prison, Darnell takes him to see his cousin Russell (Tip “T.I.” Harris), the leader of a crew of thug...
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