Monday, February 28, 2005

Don't make me break my foot off in your ass.

I had the clicker a few weeks ago which is often a rare moment at my house, and I stumbled across a movie that looked so crappy in its pre-opening credits scene that I stayed to see what was up. I settled in when the title came:

Sweet Sweetback's Badassss

I'd heard of this. Vaguely. In my childhood home this was not exactly used as an education tool for us children, but it was not completely censored out of existence either.

After watching just the first few minutes of the film I really thought it should have been. My mom had a homemade cassette tape that had the name of the film handwritten on it, so while she never described the film to me, she did let me hear Earth Wind & Fire's musical interpretation, apparently.

I had no idea that my mom or dad had anything to do with what I am quite sure was child porn. No, I'm not going to call them on it. (Can't as far as my dad's concerned.)

Anyway, I had to know, was the nude youth on top of the nude woman Mario Van Peebles? Here's what I found:

“Sweet Sweetback's BaadAsssss Song” opens with a scene of a young Sweet being initiated into sex with a 20-something woman. (And who plays this lucky little dickens? Why none other than Melvin's then 13 year old son, Mario van Peebles. Melvin has never given any indication that he considered the possible negative effects of having his own child perform what are essentially pornographic (and maybe illegal?) acts, stating in the aforementioned Tavis Smiley interview, “It obviously didn't hurt the boy.”)

Here's where I found it.

I have no idea what to make of this.


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