Play (Loudly): The Racialized Erotics of Blacksound in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing

@article{Peoples2021PlayT,
  title={Play (Loudly): The Racialized Erotics of Blacksound in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing},
  author={Gabriel A. Peoples},
  journal={Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies},
  year={2021},
  volume={42},
  pages={109 - 140}
}
Abstract:In her essay “Counter-Hegemonic Art: Do the Right Thing,” feminist cultural critic bell hooks writes that most viewers do not see Radio Raheem’s death in Do the Right Thing (1989) as a brutal murder, nor do critics mention it, and that the film portrays Black men’s oppression as solely racial—unrelated to gender or class. I take up her call in this essay, written on the film’s thirtieth anniversary. I also argue that intimate feelings, desires, and touch between humans are bound to… 
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