Love Song for LaTasha Review, and Twitter Mention

We found this film to be laudable in its intentions but disappointing in its execution. Portraying Latasha is a delicate balancing act, as anything negative about her or her friends, family, and neighborhood is likely to be seized on by racists and used to justify her murder. But by praising her largely in vague, idealizing terms, the filmmakers make it hard for us to feel that we are getting to know a real person and her real relationships. I do believe this is an important injustice that should be more widely known, and I respect the choice to focus on LaTasha, not the crime or its aftermath.

In other news, I was pleased to get this mention by After the Pause of the poem I discussed here. You can read it just by clicking on the arrow in the tweet and going to full screen. As always, I would be interested to hear your thoughts.


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