More On Twelve: Sexual Handicapping
If black people could see white people as they see themselves (when they compare themselves to us), I think we would understand their ultimate purpose, at least as concerns us.
What follows are some “action” lines from the the screenplay/script for the movie, twelve whose review immediately preceded this post. The movie lines were written and directed by white men. There was, obviously, no concern by the white writers that the white director would not understand the words.—or understand why the words are there:
SHELLY, 16, shorter, animated, possessing the largest and
most beautiful breasts in her school.
GABBY, 16, Asian, rail thin. They follow SARA and JESSICA as they stride up MADISON.
Trailing always, ALISSA, 17, a long legged African American
stunner, beyond fashion forward, who we will never hear speak during the film
…CHARLIE, faces LIONEL, 28, African-American. Dangerously handsome, sexually dynamic, a street genius, wearing a long leather overcoat.LIONEL
She is immediately drawn to his great looks and dangerous sexuality, adding to her nervousness.
…JESSICA stops, looks LIONEL square in the eye. She’s not shaking anymore. She has found her lover/father/dealer/God!
“You some fine booty!” They snigger and high-five.