Reginald D Hunter: White Woman,
Wednesday 20 August 2003
Despite a publicity poster that looks like the cover of an album by a younger, thinner version of the late Barry White, Reginald D Hunter does not pretend he is a love god. Nor does he pretend that he is perfect, hence his admission that his fixation with the imagery of white women has led to obvious notions of how they behave or, in other words, prejudices.
In a style that is part-lecture, part-storytelling, Hunter takes us through a number of instances in which stereotypes are evoked. On the one hand, there are classic examples of white racism, such as D W Griffith's seminal film The Birth of a Nation, but, on the other hand, he lampoons his own family background for warning him off white girls. Hunter could have just as easily written Black Woman, and explored the broader themes here, such as man's objectification of women, and the deficit in understanding between the sexes.
When it comes to the actual prejudices, we're on familiar ground: penis size, vibrators, lesbians and so on. The slight fuss that has been made over Hunter's alleged racism and sexism would have come as news to this audience.
Venue 23, 8.35pm (55 min) to 25 August (0131-556 6550)
Glastonbury Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform with Paul Weller as their warm-up act
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Qataris pledge to expand Canary Wharf
- 2 #JeSuisEd: People share photos of themselves eating awkwardly in solidarity with Labour leader
- 3 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds
- 4 Florida couple forced to register as sex offenders for having sex on public beach
- 5 Watch eerie drone footage of destroyed building in Stalingrad
Penny Dreadful, series 2 episode 1, review: It is still gloriously silly
Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
Eurovision 2015: What date and time is the song contest and who are the favourites to win?
They came in with William Caxton's printing press, but typefaces still matter in the digital age
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
General Election 2015: Sturgeon claims Scots 'appalled' by Ed Miliband's refusal to work with SNP