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White Men Are Cracking Up
White Men Are Cracking Up

White Men Are Cracking Up 1994


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White Men Are Cracking Up 1994

19 mins United Kingdom Director. Ngozi Onwurah

Masie Blue is an enigmatic Black Widow figure under investigation by detective Margrave for her involvement in the suicides of successful white men. Through the blurred lines of perception and reality, the myth of the black feminine mystique is explored under the guise of a murder mystery. Written by playwright Bonnie Greer, the film explores the fetishisation of Black women as a manifestation of white male insecurity.

Tega Otiki

Directed by

Ngozi Onwurah


Theo Omambala

Jon Finch


The Female Gaze Black British Filmmaking




United Kingdom



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