While worldwide protests over the death of George Floyd are multiplying, streaming service Netflix was glad to announce that the 2011 movie The Help has become one of the best watched flicks this week. Black Lives Matter protesters are however not too enthusiastic about the announcement.
The Help, a movie about black servants and their white employers in the 1950s starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, made about 200 million dollars at the box office some ten years ago next to two Oscar nominations, and many in Hollywood feel it is a good example of films portraying the civil rights movement.
Black Lives Matter personalities are however not in agreement with Hollywood. Ever since Netflix brought the news, Twitter has lit up with other suggestions to watch.
Other movies that are also not recommended by the BLM movement were ‘Green Book’ or ‘Crash‘ (both Oscar winners for best movie).
Actress Viola Davis, who was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal of Aibileen in the movie, famously said about The Help: ‘have I ever done roles that I’ve regretted? I have, and ‘The Help’ is on that list. I just felt that at the end of the day that it wasn’t the voices of the maids that were heard.’