An Iowa N.E.W. Leadership alumna recommended this blog post/movie review/analysis of The Help to me. Everyone should read it. The writer delivers a strong, needs-to-be-said analysis of our culture’s fascination with movies focusing on race relations (especially in the 1960s), but seriously lacking in historical accuracy.
For those of you with lives who have not graced the local movie theatre with your prescence lately, The Help is a movie released tomorrow that’s based on a book about (more or less, and bear with me here because I’m yet to read the book or see the movie) race relations in the south during the 1960s.
I could tell you the premise, but isn’t it just easier to watch: