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Hotep Movie Moments - Tom Hanks... "Paint it Black"

     Welcome back to Hotep Movie Moments!  This week, we introduce a new concept that we will from henceforth refer to as “Paint it Black,” wherein we lowlight the cancer that is White Privilege by taking something that is patently white and imagining what would be if that very item happened to be black.      Our subject for this exercise this week will be Mr. Thomas Jeffrey Hanks.  Look, I know that Tom has an EXTENSIVE library of movies to his credit, and we don’t intend to take up all of your week with this post, so we will focus on only three of them. Without further lining, we will get right into it… Big: In this 1988 film we find Tom as 12 year-old Josh Baskin who wishes to be “big” after being sent away from a carnival ride for being too short. First of all, being “too short” for a carnival ride at 12 is bullshit, as most of them have a lower limit of 4-feet and I was at least that by 12 and I am only 5’8” now as I am closer to 40 than I am to 35. Sor

"Paint it Black" -- Full House

(well, not quite, but we'll get back to that shortly) Some of the two of you, those aged 28 and older for sure, should remember late 80s/early 90s sitcom Full House . If not, click that link and come back to read from here. In a nutshell, this show --along with America's Funniest Home Videos -- is the reason that people see Bob Saget as "corny and wholesome," and predates when we were ALL fucking done with the Olson Twins 20+ years ago. Anyway, for something new we're gonna do here on the blog, we're going to take something that is abjectly white and, well... Paint it black. What that means, if you don't get it, is that we will remove the stereotypically white America stereotypes and add some black ones in their place. So let's do this. From the above-linked Wikipedia article: Set in San Francisco, California , it chronicles widowed father Danny Tanner ( Bob Saget ), who, after the death of his wife following the birth of their youngest daughter Mic