We definitely got more than our USDA recommended dose of drama last Friday, but there is always room to dig deeper. Brent filled us in on getting out of an abusive relationship. And Olivia, like any good bestie, was there. Check out what she’s got to say about helping Brent through the physical abuse. Abuse…
Lee Daniels wants you to look. He wants you to look at the horrific abuse in the personal history of his protagonist, Precious Jones. As an audience member, I wanted to look too. In fact, I think one reason people have flocked to this film involves the extremely human desire to stare in the face what is most repulsive, most sick and most grotesque – about as bad as you can imagine it — in human domestic familial life. And he’s got it here – it’s a home-based horror show.
But Lee Daniels also conspires so that you may not look. Oddly, and a little unnervingly, at a few points in the film Daniels actually takes the act of looking away.