Last post, I examined a couple of issues that I kept thinking about while reading Bitch Planet‘s “The Secret Origin of Penny Rolle.” Today, I want to expand upon some of those ideas and look at the ways that the comic addresses the increased nature of surveillance in our world. This occurs throughout almost every issue of Bitch Planet; however, I just want to … Read More Surveillance in “Bitch Planet”
Over the past couple of weeks, I have written some posts regarding the idea of surveillance in African American literature and music. During that time, I watched Dope (2015), a movie that deals with identity and society’s perceptions regarding individuals, in this case an African American teenager in Los Angeles who wants to go to Harvard and loves 90’s hip hop. In one scene, … Read More Surveillance in "Catherine Carmier"
Last post, I started a discussion of Lecrae’s Church Clothes 3. Today, I want to finish a brief analysis of the short film that contains four songs from the album. At the end of the “Gangland” section of Lecrae’s Church Clothes short film, an African American male falls in the street after a drive by. The camera pulls out and shows the body on … Read More Lecrae’s "Deja Vu" and "Misconceptions 3" and Time and Place