The Harder They Fall Director Jeymes Samuel Didn’t Reinvent the Western—He Freed It

If you take away the narrow, white-male-centric stories we were given, then that means you have a whole universe of stories with women of actual dominance, with people of color, all races. Basically, you have a genre where 90% of it is unexplored. ~ Jeymes Samuel It’s often said that to love something is to also be critical of its shortcomings. That has always been … Continue reading The Harder They Fall Director Jeymes Samuel Didn’t Reinvent the Western—He Freed It

Regina King on the Verifiable Lessons of ‘The Harder They Fall’ and Her Other Black History-Laced Projects

  The Harder They Fall, directed by Jeymes Samuel, has finally landed on Netflix. Starring Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Deon Cole, Zazie Beetz, the Jay-Z-produced film is a rare Black cast entry in the Western genre. That distinction is one of the main reasons Regina King told EBONY she had to be part of this film. It was just … Continue reading Regina King on the Verifiable Lessons of ‘The Harder They Fall’ and Her Other Black History-Laced Projects