Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Racism of King Kong

"In all three film versions of the basic story, we are led to believe that Kong regularly feasts on native girls. Female human sacrifice is how the locals appease him. Then, in each re-telling, he is transformed from mindless, blood-thirsty carnivore to smitten, suicidal love monkey by a skinny, blonde-haired white girl (Fay Wray, Jessica Lange, Naomi Watts). Given this behavioral trend, it is my contention that King Kong would eat Halle Berry. This troubles me deeply and I wanted to share it with you."

From one of my favorite writers,Chuck Lorre.


  1. I think he'd eat anything given to him. Even a horse, considering his size !!!! But, was the writer trying to suggest that King Kong WAS the racist or the makers of the film ?

  2. The writer was trying to suggest that it seems in all renditions of the same story, king kong is the racist because all the movies have different writers. when you think about it. It's actually true. Even when I watched avatar, it felt like it had racist undertones. I got on line the next day to find hundreds of articles from critics who thought it was too!!
    Hard to believe that it seems people are still so small minded. But on the other hand, maybe it is I who is overly sensitive to the point of seeing racism where there is none!!!

  3. Maybe its that every rendition of the same story tried to stick to the same story line, in other words, if it was a blue-eyed blonde before then lets stick to a blue-eyed blonde. Every latest rendition only really adds better special effects that previous ones never had access to at the time. Otherwise the story is the same. So it might not really be a racist thing. At least, thats the way i see it !!