The Film Dear White People Slays Audiences With Sex, Identity and Feminism

November 3, 2014 5:27 PM

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The Film Dear White People Slays Audiences With Sex, Identity and Feminism

"On your knees." Those were the three deliciously naughty words uttered by Tessa Thompson's character Samantha White in the opening sex scene of the well-hyped film, Dear White People. And in that moment, as her F-Buddy obeys her wishes and gets on his knees ready to satisfy her, the theater I was attending burst into applause, and shouts of "yes, girl" and "I know that's right" were hurled at the screen.

It's not often that female characters in film or on TV for that matter are the ones commanding sex scenes. Generally speaking, they are often used as props and outlets for the man's desire -- and if the actress is black, well I can count those authoritative sex scenes on one hand. If it wasn't for B...

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