Madea: Playing The Devil’s Advocate

Tyler Perry's Madea

Upon writing this article, the words of Spike Lee came into my mind: We’ve got a black president and we’re going back. The image is troubling and it harkens back to Amos ‘n’ Andy. And, for what it’s worth, he seems to be right: Tyler Perry does perpetuate the same stereotypes concerning the African-Americans. However, […]

M.A.S.H.: Bending The Rules

M.A.S.H.

Before M.A.S.H. aired for the first time 42 years ago, everybody was wondering how the black humor, the off-hand sexuality and (more importantly) the gory aspect of a medical tent would be translated on the TV screen. And everybody was entitled to ask these questions, especially if the sources of the series were taken into […]