Check out my interview on Rising Up with Sonali in which we talk about the new blockbuster film Harriet, which represents Harriet Tubman as the real-life superhero that she was, leading her people to freedom.
Check out my latest review, published by Bitch: Loving v. White Anxiety: Loving Tells the Story of the Couple Who Challenged Racist Marriage Laws.
Bitch just published my take on the film The Prophet. Check it out by clicking here:
To read this article (in PDF), click here: Jeannie’s American Dream-The Assimilation of a TV Icon. It’s in the winter issue of the print magazine Bitch. Yes, that’s right, print is NOT dead. Get your copy now at your local bookstore, newsstand or on their website.
To hear me interviewed about the article on the podcast Popaganda, click here.
I look at how Jeannie, from the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, started off as an over-the-top Arab stereotype, but over the show’s five-year run was forced to assimilate due to pressure from network executives who wanted her to be more “likeable,” i.e. American. I also break down how Orientalism helped ratings and why, even though Jeannie calls Tony “Master,” she can be read as a feminist, transgressive character.