Inspired by Chris Rock, we watched – and loved – Superfly.

Chris Rock interviewing black people about the Oscar-nominated films inspired our family to watch Superfly, the 1970s blaxploitation film  Loved it!  Great performances, gritty plot twists and — I never thought I’d say this about 70s fashion — cool clothing.

My son R made the comment that he (R) would never be in the protagonist’s dilemma because he’d never sell drugs, and that is awesome, but I pointed out that if you grow up in that environment and have no other hope, an entrepreneur will see drug dealing as way to provide for himself.  Besides, is a drug dealer that much worse than a sociopathic CEO who emotionally and financially destroys the lives of working stiffs for his/her own gain?  Our government should be — but is not — protecting us from both, not just the drug dealer.  Our friend works 40+ hour weeks for 8/hr while her CEO paid himself a 20M bonus – is that truly any worse than a drug dealer?  I personally don’t think so…

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Inspired by Chris Rock, we watched – and loved – Superfly.

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