The appeal of "The Help"

The appeal of "The Help"

There are 2 comments on the CBS News story from Aug 22, 2011, titled The appeal of "The Help". In it, CBS News reports that:

On the left, a still from the movie, "The Help," and on the right, the author of the book, Kathryn Stockett.

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Since: Jan 07

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#1 Aug 22, 2011
Some critics object to the maids' story being told from a white perspective, and some object to what they see as stereotypes.

Fish don't fry in the kitchen,
Beans don't burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta tryin'
Just to get up that hill.
Now we're up in the big leagues,
Gettin' our turn at bat!
As long as we live,
It's you and me, baby!
There ain't nothin' wrong with that!
Hooray, We're Movin' on Up!
Movin' on Up!
To the east side!
Movin' on Up!
To a dee-luxe apartment in the sky! We're Movin' on Up!
Movin' on Up!
To the east side!
Movin' on Up!
We've finally got a piece of the pie!

“I love being a Black Man”

Since: Nov 09

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#2 Aug 22, 2011
I believe the Help painted a picture of emasculated white men. Who do nothing but bow down to their overbearing White Wives.

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