If you’re tired of political correctness and SJWs ruining the comedy you like to watch and listen to…
If you think people are just too damn sensitive and easily offended about every little thing because they’re nothing but a bunch of snowflakes in need of their safe spaces …
If you like laughing at funny voices and impersonations, even if said funny voice and impersonation is just that of a Black woman speaking and living her life …
If you’re a firm believer in working hard and pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and doing whatever you can to be successful in life for yourself and your family, and think that other people should stop waiting for handouts and do the same …
If you like making jokes that Black people you don’t know would find offensive and curse you out for, but think it’s OK to make said jokes because you have Black friends and they don’t have a problem with your jokes …
If you’re convinced that you’re not a racist towards Black people because you say “nigga” instead of “nigger …”
If you’re tired of seeing minorities using Affirmative Action to get the same jobs that you’re applying for and not getting, and you kinda sorta wish that shit would stop because you believe that the best and most qualified person should be the one who gets the job, even if the person you think is best and most qualified is always White …
If you ever wondered what it would be like if someone in Hollywood made a movie that combined Soul Man and Pump Up The Volume, and had their brains completely replaced with dogshit and a complete lack of Act-Right while doing so …
If you’d like another reminder to be added to the ridiculously long list of reminders of how White mediocrity is rewarded and supported, and how other artists who aren’t able-bodied White men, who strongly believe that representation matters, and who have stories to tell that deserve to be seen and supported (stories like…oh, I don’t know…Fast Color, for example) only end up being ignored and mistreated…
If you want to watch a movie that looks so bad that it makes Tommy Wiseau’s The Room look like If Beale Street Could Talk…
If you actually want to watch a movie about a White man who is experiencing difficulties finding work, and in order to support his gifted son with the expensive tuition needed to attend a private school that could help him, he gets a job as a radio talk-show host and pretends to be a loud, stereotypical Black woman named Loqueesha who offers advice to callers when not slinging insults…
…well then, you’re going to be so happy with the trailer you’re about to see for the upcoming film, Loqueesha.
Yes, Loqueesha. This is an actual movie that was financed, written, and directed to be released in the year 2019. Not the year 2005, back when Jeremy Renner played a skinhead who meets and falls in love with a Black woman who believes that she’s Adolf Hitler reincarnated and that Black woman is played by none other than Gabrielle Union. Not the year 1986, back when C. Thomas Howell dressed up in Blackface and an Afro wig so he could go to Harvard and hook up with Rae Dawn Chong. The year 2019, when you would think that people would know better than to even dream about making a movie like this. But then again, there are people who still think that commercials that show love between a slave and a slave owner are a good idea and needed to be shared with the public.
And as expected, Twitter found out about the fact this movie exists and upon seeing the trailer for themselves, there was so much that needed to be said.
…Loqueesha? pic.twitter.com/PWE6CCJrR2— Joi Childs (@jumpedforjoi) May 10, 2019
Sassy, black woman is typically fat and dark skin. That's done on purpose. How many sassy, black women characters can you name that are light skin? #Loqueesha— Rosa Sparks @daintythug podcast (@MzYummyDread) May 10, 2019
I wonder what tap dancing black folks chose to be part of this? #Loqueesha— Rosa Sparks @daintythug podcast (@MzYummyDread) May 10, 2019
*loqueesha movie pitch*— Just a Jeremy (@KansasJeremy) May 10, 2019
"you know who has it really easy?"
WOMEN OF COLOR!
"you know how has it really hard?"
FUCKING WHITE DUDES WITH A JOB
"you know what's a really relatable hardship?"
SENDING YOUR CHILD TO GIFTED SCHOOL!
fuck yeah let's do thishttps://t.co/IaX3uqzzWV
It just keeps getting better. Oh my lord. This is the IMDb trivia page for LOQUEESHA. pic.twitter.com/DiJFXY1bUw— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) May 11, 2019
Dear, Everyone who ain't a Black Woman,— Joelle Monique ✍🏾 (@JoelleMonique) May 10, 2019
You do not have an inner Black woman living inside of you. Your desire to "tell it like it is" is seen as either vulgar, obnoxious, or disruptive when done by actual Black women. pic.twitter.com/cEH79XY0OF
The idea that Black women get hired simply because they are Black women is pervasive in the entertainment industry, particularly among white men. It is laughable. Black women, lastinx women, and indigenous women work SO hard just to be seen. pic.twitter.com/DAjE2iWKNW— Joelle Monique ✍🏾 (@JoelleMonique) May 10, 2019
There is literally no aspect of this movie that isn't deeply offensive, inaccurate, and obnoxious. Hope the crew was paid well and that a finished film never sees the light of day. pic.twitter.com/v4jWztPxsG— Joelle Monique ✍🏾 (@JoelleMonique) May 10, 2019
I'm going to assume that Loqueesha shit is a joke in order to preserve my sanity— Auntieana (@thejournalista) May 10, 2019
"Loqueesha" is literally the name white men use when they want to make fun of exotic black names. https://t.co/F7yXIT54D4— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) May 11, 2019
They really think woc get jobs sight unseen!! Yall are more represented in every single position in entertainment AND get paid more than your female/poc counterparts.— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) May 10, 2019
I love the “if only I were a minority or woman my career would be better” part of this. SO MANY THINK THIS https://t.co/UTEVFAVs0L
And of course, Jeremy Saville, who not only plays the lead role in Loqueesha but directed it as well, posted this on Instagram. Almost as if this was his own way of saying: 1) “I can’t possibly be racist and Loqueesha can’t possibly be racist, because I’m friends with Marlon Wayans.” and 2) “Marlon and Shawn Wayans made fun of White people like me when they did White Chicks, and I’m poking fun at Black people with Loqueesha. It’s totally the same thing and there’s no difference between our movies because they’re both just funny. So there!”
There is not enough bleach in all of existence to pour into my eyes so I can unsee all of this, and unfortunately, the memory erasure technology from Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind hasn’t been invented yet, so I’m stuck with the knowledge that a movie called Loqueesha really does exist, and that it looks about as funny as the trailer for It: Chapter Two.
Now if you’ll excuse me…
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