Scott Garceau (The Philippine Star) - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, the Netflix smorgasbord of a documentary about Dylan's rambunctious 1975 US tour, makes us ask, in these PC times, what are the politics of whiteface
? The singer spends much of the film slathered in white pancake makeup and eyeliner, a kabuki specter onstage with feathered fedora and guitar in hand.
"You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface
There are three primary categories of clowns--the whiteface
Donald Glover, whose reimagination of the TV comedy challenges viewers, tested them with a truly unsettling character, Teddy Perkins, depicted in mask-like whiteface
(an uncredited performance by Glover, though it remains a mystery who made Teddy's cameo appearance at the Emmys).
"Because you get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface or a black person who puts on whiteface
. When I was a kid, that was OK as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character." She apologised to her colleagues in an e-mail later that day, and then told viewers Wednesday that she was wrong.
"Truly, you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface
The Donald Glover series followed its breakout freshman season in 2016 with a second year that managed to be even more daring--especially the sensational, surreal "Teddy Perkins" episode, featuring Glover in whiteface
, as a pale, reclusive pop star.
You need instant Adirondacks, and the Flume Trail network in Wilmington, just a few miles northeast of Lake Placid and Whiteface
Mountain, has what you're looking for.
It's unclear if it was actually Glover that was dressed in Whiteface
, though the performer did appear later when Perkins was no longer in attendance.
He wrote and produced the episode, and plays Teddy--in grisly whiteface
On Gadson's cover, we have a little Black girl in what looks like whiteface
. By whiteface
, I would mean the painting of one's self with white paint in order to mock White people in a widespread act of entertainment.
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Welsh from PH Williams.