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Marisa Tomei Was Responsible for 'The First Purge,' And, Unsurprisingly, Its Intent Was Racist

By Dustin Rowles | Film | April 6, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Film | April 6, 2018 |


I actually really like The Purge movies, maybe even more lately as the sequels have gotten progressively more political (old white men are the real villains of The Purge movies). The trailer for The First Purge — the third sequel (and there’s also a TV series forthcoming — is actually a prequel, which looks back on the origins of The Purge. Marisa Tomei plays the architect of The Purge, who doesn’t realize — until it’s too late — that it is basically an opportunity for the police state to kill people of color.

Yeah: That tracks.

Fittingly, The First Purge opens on July 4th.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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