Spike Lee is an innovator. His propensity to color outside of the lines and still produce art worthy of praise and consideration speaks to his talent, his foresight, and his creativity. The actor, producer, director and filmmaker has been around for decades, often facing harsh criticism for his work. Now, in 2017, Spike has blessed us with a re-imagining of his classic film, She’s Gotta Have It. With a Spike Lee Joint, you can expect nothing less than shocking, thought-provoking, realness. But most importantly, you can expect a good discussion. This project is no different.
Cardi B is an icon. There, I said it. Her ascent to fame has stirred much debate, particularly over the last year. A diamond in the rough placed under extreme pressure in the Bronx, Cardi B has always been about her SHMONEY, and who can blame her? A product of humble beginnings, she admits she was often at odds with her parents, meaning she had to find a way, or make one-and boy, did she ever.
Chrisette Michele said it best in her song “Porcelain Doll”
If you want to cradle me like a little girl
And lock me down
I’m not your possession
I’m a full grown woman I am not your porcelain doll
You know, time and time again, (especially in the age of social media where people are allowed to express themselves with little to no boundaries), I find out just how much of a patriarchal society this really is. Paternal. Misogynistic. Sexist.