Can You Like Straight Outta Compton and Still Abhor Violence Against Women?
Earlier this week, I wrote a column about the smash hit NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, and its omission of Dr. Dre's assault on young journalist Denise "Sista Dee" Barnes. The main point of the column was to expose people to Dee's story, and to try and convey just how much ...read more
Straight Outta Compton Leaves Assault on Female Journo Straight Outta the Movie
After a long and winding road to the big screen, the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton hit it big this weekend, racking up an estimated $56 million in ticket sales and creating an online buzz that even the White House couldn't resist (although they should have). The film ...read more
From the Vault: My Long Lost Interview With 'Straight Outta Compton' Director F. Gary Gray
In advance of the eagerly-anticipated NWA biopic, some movie theaters decided to enhance their security, while others refused to show the film out of safety concerns (although it doesn't take much for black films to scare theater owners; they called in armed cops for The Butler, ...read more