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A Comparison Of Slavery In Hollywood And New Queer Cinema

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Both films reflects how slavery impacted black women’s sexuality and continues to. Throughout Hollywood’s film history, there were stereotypical images of black women’s identity where they were not represented as desirable. The watermelon woman redefines a the manny character, but it also gives audience a new way of looking at black women’s sexual identity. The films fills a gap of black female lesbian missing history in New Queer Cinema and allows black women to identify with someone who share the same lesbian desire. Similarly, the color purple portrays two characters who finds a way to find their sexuality through an oppressed society. It reflects the 21st century where there are many individuals that are still in the closet and needs an
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