Why a Lone Ranger movie, Hollywood?

July 3, 2013 at 10:14 am (The Movie I'm not Seeing this Weekend) (, , , )

Sure, the new Lone Ranger flick has tons of explosions and revenge and justice and train-fight sequences, but you know what else it has?

Hint: The answer's in this picture.

Helena Bonham Carter?

Johnny Depp. Doing his noble savage impression. In blackface.

Or black-and-white-face, I guess.

Or black-and-white-face, I guess.

WHAT THE HELL HOLLYWOOD.

Apparently, Johnny Depp is either part Cherokee or part Powhatan, which makes it OK, like having Keanu Reeves play a samurai.

Or whatever.

Or whatever.

Also: Does anyone want to see a Lone Ranger movie? If so, why?

No, really, I'm curious. What sort of life have you led that you would want this?

No, really, I’m curious. What sort of life have you led that you would want this?

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3 Comments

  1. Lynda Rose said,

    I loved this movie!! It was funny & sweet.I wasn’t bored,it made me laugh.

  2. LittleWaya said,

    Actually it isn’t blackface. Blackface refers to non-people of color portraying a person of color typically with black makeup leading to the name. The more accurate terminology would be redface which is the Native equivalent of blackface. I have not watched the movie however I’m told it is just as mythical as every other ‘native’ story.

    • lokifire said,

      Uh, yeah, I was going with the one people would be more familiar with, but thanks for educating the Native American woman here.

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