This week, Tre’vell and Jarrett talk to former A&R executive Drew Dixon about the documentary “On the Record.” In it she comes forward to tell her story of an alleged sexual assault at the hands of hip hop mogul Russell Simmons.
We’ll discuss the intersectionality of race and gender Black woman face in the hip hop community and the ways in which misogynoir, white supremacy and toxic masculinity work to silence Black woman in the #MeToo movement.
Please note, this episode includes a frank discussion about the emotional and psychological trauma of sexual assault.
Pass the Popcorn
This week, we enter into an entanglement with the news story about Will and Jada. You don’t need the last names. You know which Will and Jada. If you somehow missed this story in the news cycle you can catch it here.
This week, Jarrett gets things started with an Honorable Mention to Victor Jackson, a Black lgbtqia icon in the making. You can check out “He Belongs to the City” here.
A special mention goes out to the late Naya Rivera who tragically drowned this week during a Lake Piru trip with her son. Naya’s role as “Santana,” the bisexual and talented teen on the hit Fox show “Glee,” remains iconic.
Other mentions that sit in a more nebulous state include Viola Davis on the cover of Vanity Fair as well as the first African American photographer to shoot a cover for the esteemed magazine, Dario Calmese. We don’t know what took them so damn long but kudos to Dario and we can’t help but Stan Ms. VIOLA DAVIS!
Keeping that same energy, Tre’vell has a mention for producer Tony Cervone who recently revealed that Scooby Doo’s Velma was always intended to be a lesbian.
Lastly, an honorable mention for Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Old Guard on Netflix. If you’re not watching it…catch up here.
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Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don’t love us back. We’re fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre’vell Anderson and jarrett hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).
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