Monday, October 10, 2016
Nat Turner Biopic Fairs Poorly
Actor Nate Parker's controversial Nat Turner biopic bombs at the box office...
The Nat Turner biopic, 'The Birth of a Nation', written, directed and starring Nate Parker came in no. 6 at the box office this week pulling an estimated $7 million in its debut weekend after showing in 2,105 theaters.
In contrast, the no.1 film this week 'The Girl on the Train' pulled in a whopping $24 million.
Nate Parker's biopic was dogged by protests after it was revealed that he, along with his college roommate and Nation writing partner Jean Celestin, had been accused of raping a white girl, who later committed suicide, while attending Penn State [click here if you missed that].
Ironically, the original 1915 'Birth of a Nation' film by D.W. Griffith depicted the United States plunged into chaos following the civil war with Black men portrayed as sexually aggressive deviants unable to control themselves around white women.
Posted by Rhymes With Snitch at 8:07 AM