Django Unchained…Another perspective

Django-UnchainedI saw Django Unchained a couple of days ago and I had to marinate on it for a minute. I heard a lot of opinions on both sides of the coin, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. First and foremost, I enjoyed it because the movie was a love story…a black love story. In a time where you see some much disdain between black men and black women, it did my heart good to see a black man give …his all to save and protect his wife. It also made me reflect on how foolish we are today, as one time it was illegal for us to marry. However, our behavior perpetuates what slave masters did to us, tear our families apart. Don’t get it twisted there is power in having a family. But you have black men who would much rather be a pimp and have bitches and hoes. There’s nothing admirable about that! How about aspiring to be a strong family man with a wife and/or children. That’s the kind of legacy that’s POWERFUL. There’s so much more I could say about this movie, BUT this representation of black love is what was most important to me.

Written by Milah Beltran via Facebook.

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3 comments

  1. The movie was great and yes I have heard both sides as well. But if we are talking about the love story, I think it is amazing how determined he was to get his wife. I was in awe of his strength and the way he handled himself in the most dangerous situations. He almost lost his cool a couple of times but it was because of the love he had for his wife. To be so emotionally connected and spiritually in tune with your loved one like that was a love story you do not see often. You don’t see it on TV and you don’t often see in real life. I was just in love with the love. I went with my BF and I was looking at him like ugh! Lol! Great film. But touching on the other part of the film I wish people would understand that the movie is about BOUNTY HUNTTING in the setting where slavery is a very lucrative business. But I digress. Yay for black love.

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