Midterm: Women as tools to be exploited

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This screenshot from Mo Better Blues urges viewers to think critically about the role of women in Bleek’s life, and in the context of other men in the film.

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Mo Better Blues: Agency

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A topic we discussed in class was the matter of agency in relationship to Indigo in the scene where Bleek comes knocking at her door in the middle of the night. And then again, her agency in the final montage sequence when Bleek tells his son he is done for the day and can go play. When reading the first scene, this can get hard to differentiate Indigo’s autonomy and Bleek’s will being subjected upon her. I believe a strong argument can be made for both sides, but since I am reading these two scenes together I have decided to interpret Indigo as in fact having agency in these moments, whether the audience agrees with her decision or not. Continue reading “Mo Better Blues: Agency”