ROSCOE to receive $$$ for Native Entertainment Blog
My job description: Blogs will be short. No ‘Bitching’ about Hollywood, the Government and/or Indian Mascots. No lengthy critic of films. No interviews by me. No posting of God Awful Native Productions. This will be an Entertainment news portal only. (I love this woman. She tells it like it is and she’s my boss.)
Pond loves "this woman" and I love his comment about her. She "tells it like it is," but she doesn't want Pond to tell it like it is. He can't post any negative views or reviews. To me that sounds like someone who's afraid of the truth, not someone who embraces it.
If Pond can't post anything about "God Awful Native Productions," does that mean he won't say anything about such stereotype-laden works as Apocalypto and Comanche Moon? Or are these works okay because white people were in charge? Or because major studios and distributors backed them? Inquiring minds want to know.
If someone wanted to give me money for Newspaper Rock, I'd take it. But nothing would make me change my content or style. I suppose I could start another blog with upbeat announcements and leave the commentaries and analyses to Newspaper Rock. I could call it Native Puffery or something like that.
For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.
P.S. Forget Johnny Depp. Here's a tough Indian look that would be suitable for Tonto.