Luke Cage Write-Up

Anyways, I wanted to write-up thoughts on Luke Cage specifically around Blackness, cinematography, music, and as a comic book story. In terms of Blackness, it’s hard to place the show in a box because while we have seen Black shows such as comedic series like Martin or In Living Colour, we haven’t seen as many drama shows. Sure you could argue for The Wire and New York Undercover, but for because this is Netflix and this is a comic book series the show is elevated completely into mainstream.  As such, Cleo Choker intentionally made many of the show pieces showcase Black culture from the music, clothing, references – Invisible Man and Langston Hughes, manner of speaking – sorors and talking about your moms, there is a large amount of content that a casual non-Black viewer will not understand.

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