I want to write something really long about all the problems in this movie but I don’t know. I left pretty disappointed. This movie fails from a racial standpoint, from a sex work standpoint, and from a mental health standpoint. Does a movie have to be a pillar of education on every issue it covers? Absolutely not. But it should be at least aware, considerate, deliberate.
This script was not.
I’ve always loved Jerrod because he’s more interested in asking questions of himself, the audience, or society rather than trying to be some sort of moral teacher. The amount of times he said “I don’t know” or the amount of areas that didn’t have a fine point of “This is the right way” was somehow both soothing and devastating.
Easily one of my favorite specials.