Blindspotting Is The Next Movie You Should See

Blindspotting Is The Next Movie You Should See

This is why Blindspotting should be the next movie you pay to see.


Last week I went to see a movie that deserves so much more recognition. Advertisement for this movie should be on billboards across the country. There should be a movie poster for it on every block in every neighborhood and it should be advertised at least once during every commercial break for every show that is played on every television station! I know that is a lot to demand, but this movie really deserves it. It's fantastic! The movie I'm praising is called "Blindspotting". It was released on July 20th and was directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada. It was produced by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal who also play the main characters in the film. Actor, rapper, singer, and writer Daveed Diggs (known from the musical Hamilton) and acclaimed poet Rafael Casal did amazing in this movie. I was able to really connect with their characters; especially Diggs' character Collin.

This film addresses many issues minorities; especially Black people, are facing today and have been facing for years. Such issues are gentrification, police brutality, guns, negative racial stereotypes, and issues with the prison system. The n-word is also addressed and the concept of who can and can't use it is challenged. I really appreciated that part of the film. The movie stylistically addresses these issues by not just making it a drama but also incorporating comedic elements and music into it. The parts where Diggs would rap during a situation, to me, took it to another level. The movie also reveals how someone such as Casal's character, who is technically considered a minority in the environment he is in, could feel about issues such as gentrification.

This movie is different from many that I have seen so far. It doesn't just deal with one topic or addresses one real-world problem. It takes on so many because one problem usually connects with another. In my opinion, you can't talk about one issue without talking about another. Diggs' character Collin made me reflect on myself a bit. I thought about how much I can be stereotyped just based on my outer appearance and how I go through life consciously being aware of this. Just as Collin tries his hardest to not act a certain way, do certain things or have certain things because of his skin color, I know that many people of color in real life do the same. I know that when I'm out in public I sometimes think about what I can't do or say because if I do, being a Black woman, it would most likely have a negative reaction.

Everyone should see this film; regardless of race and gender. It's a great movie that deserves Oscars! Just so you know, it also has a little bit of a negative view toward hipsters.

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13 Taylor Swift Lyrics About Love

“We could get married. Have 10 kids and teach em how to dream."


Taylor Swift is the only reason I've gotten through every love, and every break-up. Here's a list of 13 lyrics/quotes about love from Taylor Swift's albums.

“Losing him was blue like I’ve never known. Missing him was dark grey all alone. Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met. Loving him was red.”

"Red" from the album "Red." This song perfectly describes every feeling that radiates through your entire being when you love and then lose someone.

“I wish we could go back, and remember what we were fighting for. I wish you knew that, I miss you too much to be mad anymore. I wish you were right here, right now, it’s all good. I wish you would.”

"I Wish You Would" from 1989. Sometimes I wish it was acceptable to just blast Taylor Swift during an argument because I totally would.

“You learn my secrets and you figure out why I’m guarded. You say we’ll never make my parents mistake.”

"Mine" from Speak Now. Let's surpass everyone's expectations.

“My baby’s fly like a jet stream, high above the whole scene, loves me like I’m brand new.” 

"Call It What You Want To" from the Reputation album. Once in a lifetime, there's someone who looks at your scars and calls you strong and brave, instead of damaged.

“My mother accused me of losing my mind, but I swore I was fine.” 

"Dear John" from Speak now. Love makes you do crazy things.

“One night he wakes, strange look on his face. Pauses then says ‘you’re my best friend’. And you knew what it was. He is in love.” 

"You Are In Love" from the 1989 album. Swift gives me chills with this song. Every time you think you're in love, you realize that the last time wasn't even close. True love, happens once or twice, and not for everyone.

“You pull my chair out, and help me in. And you don’t know how nice that is, but I do. And you throw your head back laughing like a little kid. I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny cause, he never did. I’ve been spending the last eight months, thinking all love ever does is break, and burn, and end. But on a Wednesday, in a cafe, I watched it begin again.”

"Begin Again" from the Red album. One of my top five favorite songs. Real love shows you how you should've been treated all along.

“Why would you wanna make the very first scar? Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?”

"A Perfectly Good Heart" from the first Taylor Swift album. Some people are only here to take. Never to give or share.

“The rain came pouring down, when I was drowning that’s when I cold finally breathe. And by morning, gone was any trace of you, I think I am finally clean.”

'Clean' from 1989. It can take years, even lifetimes, to finally feel free from love.

“There I was again tonight, forcing laughter, faking smiles, same old tired lonely place. Walls of insincerity, shifting eyes and vacancy, vanished when I saw your face. All I can say is it was, enchanting to meet you.”

'Enchanted' from Speak Now album. Love at first sight?

“Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone, I’ll be waiting all that’s left to do is run. You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess, it’s a love story, baby just say yes.”

'Love Story' from Fearless album. This song makes me want to take a chance and escape with a stranger.

“I once was poison ivy, but now I’m your daisy.”

"Don't Blame Me" from Reputation. I'm only better when I'm with you.

“We could get married. Have 10 kids and teach em how to dream.”

"Starlight" from the Red album. Only certain people are worth growing with.

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