Opinion: What calls to boycott ‘The Woman King’ are really saying. By Patricia de Léon
In the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, which saw a number of films considered to be “whitewashes” lose top prizes in the film guilds’ Golden Globes, the debate has begun on what is meant by the term “whitewashing.”
In the aftermath of the controversy, many viewers began to believe that the Oscars were all about what is beautiful and beautiful only in Hollywood films. What is beautiful and what is not considered so. For a long time, this was the standard definition of what makes a film beautiful, beautiful only. In the days following the controversy, many people began to realize that this is not the case.
This has become a hot topic on social media sites and online forums, and the responses to this debate range from those who feel that there are films that are beautiful that deserve to be honored by the Academy, to those who feel that such films do not need to be honored.
There are people who believe that there are films that are not considered beautiful on their own merit, but perhaps only when presented as a part of a greater whole and in this case “The Lion King”. There are some people who believe that this is actually the case, that there is a film that is beautiful that deserves to be honored, in the same way as “The Lion King.”
This week, we are going to be talking about another aspect of what makes a film beautiful, or not, something that is being called “The Woman King” or “The Lioness.” In the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, many viewers began to believe that the Oscar’s were all about what is beautiful and beautiful only in Hollywood films. This is the standard definition of what makes a film beautiful, beautiful only.
What is beauty?
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” in the dictionary. To many, this is the definition of what makes a film beautiful, beautiful only, or beautiful as a part of something else.
This is not