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Yes, that ‘Loqueesha’ movie trailer is real, and the internet hates it

The film is about a white man portraying a black woman.

 

Eilish O'Sullivan

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Published May 11, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 12:50 pm CDT

A trailer for a film called Loqueesha dropped on Friday.

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The film—debuting in the year 2019—is about a white man portraying a Black woman. What could go wrong?

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In the trailer, a white man—instead of finding a job using his white, male privilege—embodies an extreme caricature of an offensive black woman’s stereotype to create a popular, sassy radio talk show. He does this to make enough money to send his kid to an elite private school.

Needless to say, there’s a lot to unpack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL2x2OQI_64

Of course, the internet hates everything about the film. There is just so much wrong with it.

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At first, many thought it had to be fake because a film that out-of-touch couldn’t have possibly been made in the year: 2019. Yet here we are.

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People also couldn’t get over the trivia portion of the film’s bizarre IMBD page.

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The trailer begs the question: Were any Black people consulted when making this film? According to the film’s IMBD page, Jeremy Saville, who plays the main character, also directed and wrote the script.

The Daily Dot has reached out to October Coast, the public relations company for Loqueesha.

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*First Published: May 11, 2019, 10:22 am CDT