Culture Film. Skin and tones America's acceptance of interracial love in the movies has come a long way since Sidney Poitier and even early Spike Lee, but some things are still beyond the pale Elvis Mitchell Sunday 25 March The Observer When Spike Lee used the title Jungle Fever for his film about the doomed romance between a black man and a white woman - a storyline that almost exists as its own sub-genre - he knew exactly what he was doing. He was playing on a conversation that has not stopped since D. Griffith's Fear-of-a-Black-Planet epic Birth of a Nation overdramatised the fear of what used to be called miscegenation in movies. Interracial sex and rape were synonymous for a long time in the movies - like rap and gunplay today - because no dignified white woman could go along with it.
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Hollywood has long shown discomfort with interracial couples, but change is happening
Prior to the release of Da 5 Bloods, the director takes questions from readers, film-makers and politicians about George Floyd, Covid and the worst thing about actors. Last week, Lee released a new short film that spliced footage from his classic movie Do the Right Thing with the arrests of George Floyd and Eric Garner , both of which led to their deaths — proof that, even after three decades in the business, his work remains relevant. On Wednesday, the director, 63, spoke to the Guardian over video chat from his office in Brooklyn, New York.
In , the same year the Supreme Court case Loving vs. Yet in both real and reel life, black-white romantic relationships were problematic, fraught with legal and social taboos. Beginning with D. Black man, white woman is the ultimate taboo.