[Spurs] Tony Parkerが出資し、チームで鑑賞した映画“The Birth of a Nation”

Trigger Warning: Rape

Popはいまでも映画“The Birth of a Nation”に賞賛を送るだろうか、作品を監督/主演したNate Parkerの過去のレイプ疑惑が明らかになった後でも?

Gregg Popovich is the NBA’s most ‘woke’ coach

November 9, 2016 | The Undefeated

http://theundefeated.com/features/san-antonio-spurs-gregg-popovich-is-the-nbas-most-woke-coach/

“It’s pretty obvious that the national stain of slavery continues to permeate our social system in this country,” Popovich told The Undefeated. “People want to ignore it, don’t want to talk about it, because it’s inconvenient. And when I saw Birth of a Nation when Tony brought it to San Antonio, I thought it was a great way to slap people right straight in the face. Not just say, ‘That slavery thing. There was probably cotton fields, it’s kind of hard.’ It was hard and disgusting and humiliating and life-defeating.

奴隷制と同じように、レイプについても人は話したがらず、“hard and disgusting and humiliating and life-defeating”という言葉が当てはまる。

Nate Parker and the Limits of Empathy

The New York Times | by Roxane Gay | AUG. 19, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/opinion/sunday/nate-parker-and-the-limits-of-empathy.html

I cannot separate the art and the artist, just as I cannot separate my blackness and my continuing desire for more representation of the black experience in film from my womanhood, my feminism, my own history of sexual violence, my humanity.

“The Birth of a Nation” is being billed as an important movie — something we must see, a story that demands to be heard. I have not yet seen the movie, and now I won’t. Just as I cannot compartmentalize the various markers of my identity, I cannot value a movie, no matter how good or “important” it might be, over the dignity of a woman whose story should be seen as just as important, a woman who is no longer alive to speak for herself, or benefit from any measure of justice. No amount of empathy could make that possible.

Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation expected to lose millions for Fox

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/oct/20/nate-parkers-birth-of-a-nation-expected-to-lose-millions-for-fox

The studio paid $17.5m for Nate Parker’s film after it won the grand jury prize and audience award at Sundance film festival in January, setting a festival record. Early critical response led to it being seen as a frontrunner for the best picture Oscar.

However, after a 61% drop in box office in its second week in US cinemas, it seems likely that the film will end up making a net loss. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox Searchlight had spent an estimated $18m on marketing, and expects to lose $5m to $10m.

Anti-rape protesters demonstrated outside one screening in Los Angeles “for those who were directly affected by the actions of both Nate Parker and those seeking to glorify him despite his negligence in addressing the issue of rape culture while simultaneously perpetuating it”.

オスカー狙い作品の監督に過去のレイプ疑惑が浮上。訴えた女性は自殺

by 猿渡由紀 | Yahoo!ニュース
http://bylines.news.yahoo.co.jp/saruwatariyuki/20160819-00061280/

彼女が警察に被害を報告した後、パーカーとセレスティンは私立探偵を雇い、その探偵は、彼女の写真を大きく拡大し、大学内で配った。大学でレイプ事件が起こったことはすでに知られていたが、被害者が誰なのかは、その時まで秘密にされていたのに、これで一気に全員が知るところとなってしまったのである。ほかにも、パーカーとセレスティンは、彼女に対する数々の嫌がらせを行い、彼女は大学を辞めることになった。

Parkerのこういうやり方は、K*beだとかD-R*seのレイプ裁判のやり方そっくり(slut-shaming)。

The unsettling familiarity of the Derrick Rose rape trial

by Lindsay Gibbs | Oct 7, 2016 | ThinkProgress
https://thinkprogress.org/derrick-rose-kobe-bryant-rape-case-1a5ee6f716dd

Their strategy is reminiscent of Bryant’s defense in the face of his own rape allegations. While that case never officially went in front of a jury, Bryant’s attorney Pamela Mackey used the preliminary hearing almost solely to shame the alleged victim. Not only did she use the alleged victim’s sexual history against her and publicly accuse her of having sex with three men in three days, but she also used the alleged victim’s real name in court a staggering six times.

“Rose’s attorneys used Pamela Mackey’s playbook,” Katherine Redmond Brown, founder of the National Coalition of Violent Athletes, told ThinkProgress, referring to dogged attempts throughout the past year by Rose’s team to paint Doe as sexually adventurous and remove her veil of anonymity. […]

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s