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.
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