Medicine for Melancholy
Just finished watching this movie and I really appreciated it. It was even nicer to learn that it was done by a Black director, Barry Jenkins.
The movie was recommended by the ladies at Black Girls Talking (B.G.T.) a lovely podcast done by 3 or 4 young black ladies. I followed they’re instructions and paused their podcast and watched the movie on Netflix before continuing to listen. It was well worth it.
Unfortunately the main take away from the film for me is that I am Wyatt Cenac’s character Micah in real life. The type of brother that thinks that Black History Month is in February because it is the shortest month of the year. The type of brother that as Jo’, Micah’s love interest, put it has a real problem with race. This is something Im going to spend some more time obsessing over for a bit, which Im sure will result in a poem or haiku of some sort sooner or later.
Jo’, played by Tracey Heggins is FINE! I enjoyed getting to look at her for 2 hours or so. On the other hand I found Wyatt Cenac kissing her disturbing, brother look like a freaking Llama! I thought he was good though, I identified with his character and his portrayal, I couldn’t imagine anyone else playing Micah.
Either way good movie, check it out when you get a chance, and after that check out Black Girls Talking, and theyre latest podcast on Black Movies in the 90’s which is good shit as well.