The other thing Marilyn put me through was the White Racist Meat Grinder that James Bond is being put through at the moment, there a furor over a black dude playing a white dude. Marilyn and Laura Ingraham look alike because they have similar Caucasian ancestors. Marilyn’s sister became a super radical who lived in France. She co-authored ‘Fela – This Bitch of a Life, with Carlos Moore, who soled it dirt cheep to these producers who turned it into a hit musical.
M took me to meet her good friend, Jazz Artist, Les McCann. She and Shauna would walk through Watts together to go see Jazz artists. Shauna was married to Les’s drummer. J.J. Johnson invited M to dinner at his house, and started making out with her on the couch. She was fifteen years of age, the same age of the half-nude photo Les took of her. There is the kidnapping of a LSD Guru, and the Black Panthers, all very Bondish stuff, if you are the Black James Bond, who may be put in the position to make love to a white woman?
At sixteen, M is laying all this on me, and, she is teaching me how to kiss. I tell her I am not interested.
“I have my art!”
This is seen as a racist statement. However, this crap is not being applied to Danny Boy, the hoodlum M married – twice! Somehow he signed papers while in prison. Danny drove a chopped down Mercury and got into fights with Mexican and blacks in Compton. Marilyn is the Queen of Drama Queens. Actresses have a job, and at the end of the day, they go home and feed their cat.
I am walking home with M afterschool. Passing a gas station, Danny tears into the lot, and guns his Mercury. He is giving me a hard look while showing off his gun (bicep) that is hanging on the widow. He wants to fight me. M goes up to him, and shows her anger. He peels out, and looks back at me. I have been sized up out west, on Santa Monica Blvd. Am I having the life – or what? In Marilyn’s mind, the answers come easy….Love her. Love Jesus. Love black people. Love her mixed-raced family. Love drugs addicts. Love art movies – especially Black Orpheus.
A day ago, Laura Ingraham, lets lose the most racist rant ever heard on T.V. I listen to Spike Lee and Lemon discuss this. They wonder if things will ever be the same. What they are saying is, Happy Race Relations may be a thing of the past. The MYSTIQUE, is dead. White folk don’t have to take interest, anymore. Van Jones is doing a show on Stone Mountain. A white and black women are in tears. They see this Confederated monument from their perspective.
Below is talk about a Black Bond – and female Bond. Here is my idea for Racist Bond Flick. Laura is Laura Bond.
SCENE: Laura Ingraham is kidnapped by M13, and for kicks they drop her off in the middle of Watts. Maybe Lee will direct it – if there is a happy twist and ending? Don’t hold your breath. Keep telling it like it is, brother! Spike’s interview sounds like a poetry slam. Play both videos at the same time. Can you dig it?
“Here bitch. Take this gun – and fight your way out!”
There can be two versions of this movie, with very different endings for each race. I don’t suggest apartheid theatres, just shows on alternating days. J.J. Johnson can provide the soundtrack for the black version. I suggest Leonard Rosenman’s music accompany Laura’s struggle to get out of Helltown, and back to her roots. I see a White Wizard of Oz. Rosenman composed the score for ‘The Savage Eye’. A great Art Director can fix it all,
It wasn’t so much a dog whistle as it was an airhorn. Or perhaps a primal scream. But whatever it was, Laura Ingraham’s forceful denunciation of “massive demographic changes” served as another raw example of a Fox News host echoing white nationalist language.
Idris Elba said there’s no such thing as a “black Bond” at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at the Sundance Film Festival, but that it’s time to “do something different” with the English spy.
While out discussing his directorial debut in feature film “Yardie,” Elba paused to reflect on the future of the British Secret Service. Despite being fan cast as the next 007 by just about every person on the Internet with a Twitter handle, Elba has remained consistently distant from the world’s request. However, he does have a few ideas on who could be the next super secret spy.
“Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?” Elba asked. “Could be a woman, could be a black woman, could be a white woman, but I think, that character, everybody would like to see it have — do something different with it, why not?”
Alas, it doesn’t seem like he’s changed his mind on Bond but at least he has a few interesting ideas. Meanwhile Elba’s film adaptation of the 1993 novel “Yardie” starring Sheldon Shepherd, Everaldo Creary, Aml Ameen, Naomi Ackie, Shantol Jackson and Stephen Graham had its premiere at Sundance on Jan. 20.