And I was like, “Um, yeah, I am.” I have no idea why though. I had nothing to do with that movie. It’s just some people that kind of look like me are in this movie that everyone loves, and winning Oscars and stuff.
And then I was like, “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Are white people just psyched all the time?” It’s, like, “‘Back to the Future’! That’s us! ‘Godfather’! That’s us! ‘Godfather Part II’! That’s us! ‘Departed’! That’s us! ‘Sunset Boulevard’! That’s us! ‘Citizen Kane’! That’s us! ‘Jaws’! That’s us! Every fucking movie but ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Boyz n the Hood’ is us! We are white people! Suck our dicks!”” —
Aziz Ansari, “Are White People Psyched All The Time?” (via makeupandprofanity)
first of all, i love aziz ansari. second, to answer his question: yes. yes they are. also this is ridiculously relevant to the paper i’m writing right now.
so i’m doing a paper on black women and behind-the-scenes representation in the film industry and need some folks who are in some way involved in the industry (you can be a student or an actor or a production assistant or a person that sits at home alone and edits their own short films or whatever, just as long as you are ‘a part’ of the whole thing) to fill out this survey.