Simon hit me with this yesterday.
Straight Outta Compton (official trailer)
It’s silly to judge a film based on the trailer, so I won’t. I’ll just say that I’m worried that the writing crew for the film, at least 4 out of 5 of whom are white (is Jonathan Herman white?), may have felt the need to play up the political aspect of NWA’s music to make the group and their music more palatable and respectable to white audiences. Sure, there seems to be some (pretty tame) “grittiness” in the preview, but it definitely leans hard on the whole social justice/political commentary stuff toward the end, and I really feel it would be a disservice to make that the “point” of the movie when those things were quite frequently not the main focus of the music. I just can’t help but wonder if Alan Wenkus has ever heard “Nutz On Ya Chin“.
Eazy-E – Nutz On Ya Chin