“Black Panther The Most Progressive Film Of Generation” Agree Three White Podcasters
This week’s episode of the podcast Ron and Kate’s Pop Culture Debate was all about Black Panther, and WOW did they love it!
The white couple invited their white friend Jonathan to the episode, who got his Bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from Boston University, allowing the show to analyze black culture without having to talk to a black person. Phew!
The episode began with a conversation about Killmonger’s role as the villain in the film. “Killmonger was militarizing black people across the country,” says Ron. “It was too radical like a sci-fi version of Black Lives Matter. Obviously black lives do matter, but so does every other life… Er, right? Killmonger did a great job of playing the antagonist, though.”
The episode shifted focus to the iconic soundtrack, with Kate saying, “I appreciated the authenticity of the whole thing. The sound of the talking drums paired with Kendrick Lamar left an impact that won’t be soon forgotten.” Later, Kate went on to call the cops on a barbecue for playing Young Thug too loudly.
Jonathan brought the show to a close with broader commentary, saying, “This movie is just as culturally iconic as the election of President Barack Obama. People will be talking about this for years to come, and I can say for certain that this is the most progressive film of the generation.” Jonathan, who calls black girls exotic, closed with, “I’m really glad this movie is changing how we talk about racism in America.”