To be a black girl is to be ancient
A walking cemetery
A womb to only carry lynched sons and kidnapped daughters
Have feet made of fossils
Learning the oil spill of her birth
A hip strong enough for her kin
An underground railroad kind of back
"I find it concerning that this reviewer does not treat the story more seriously as a forum for ideas and the film's main vehicle for (its own vision of) truth. While it should always be lauded when mainstream films place female characters front and center, and I applaud the film's ability to invite us into the difficult (and all-too-familiar) waters of female disempowerment in male spaces, the story's flaws are too great for me to regard this film as little more than schlocky Hollywood pandering."