The Wound

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    Just watched this movie on Netflix. If you don’t mind reading subtitles it’s actually a pretty good movie with African culture. To be honest it kind of had me in my feelings but I won’t spoil the movie.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation. I'll be sure to check it out.
     
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    wow this movie was intense...thanks for sharing!
     
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    so jealous! wish I had netflix but I'm good on that subscription fee. Cable is already expensive enough.
     
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    I don't have cable, so it's about even!

    I just love the peace of mind that I can start, pause, freeze, cancel with just a click of a button Anytime any day with subscriptions, without being on the phone for 3 hours trying to be forced into buying yet another cable package I don't need.
     
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    I watched it. I'll start by saying I recommend everyone on CA watch it. I'll try not to spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet. The subtitles wasn't a big sticking point for me since I've watched a fair amount of anime with subtitles. If you can read a book or a website reading dialogue shouldn't be an issue so don't let that stop you. There are lots of issues touched on in this film classism, race, masculinity/manhood, tribal traditions, modernity, and sexual orientation. The things that really stand out for me is.....
    1: The legacy of white supremacy in South Africa is present even though there are very few white people in the movie. The black people on screen are very much aware of their blackness.
    2: Sexual orientation as it relates to black people, men in particular. Bisexual men and gay men are not really allies. More like frienemies, or dysfunctional codependent family members. The character of Vija is typical of the bisexual dudes I've encountered in my travels. They fuck gay men secretly but maintain straight privilege in public. Xolani is clearly in love with Vija but his feelings aren't reciprocated.
    3: Manhood and masculinity. The Xhosa like every group of people have their ideas and rules about what means to be a man. As I've said in previous comments it's the men of the society who get decide what is manhood, not women, not feminists, not so-called "queer" men who have rejected masculinity. I think Xolani is clearly the type of dude who would be on CA and who CA members can relate to. He's a regular guy, with a regular job. He's a black gay man who has chosen to adhere to the Xhosa "guy code" for better or worse.
     

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