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White Men Are Cracking Up
The fatal fascination with the myth of the black feminine mystique is uncovered in Ngozi Onwurah's short
Drama 1994 20 mins
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.
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