35) Armond White Movie Review of Tony Brown’s The White Girl film -1990-
“Tony Brown’s original “Black Journal” TV series pioneered a series African-American perspective on contemporary news events. In the
early seventies his electronic journalism was the equivalent of footnotes that are more interesting than the text they annotate…Tony Brown’s puritanical point-making is at odds with the reasons people go to the movies. The pleasures of sensuality, of vicarious experience and dreams-made-real, keep viewers excited about the medium. The White Girl was conceived without any regard for the imaginative power of art. Tony Brown’s mode is didactic–and ridiculous. His idea of entertaining the audience is to offer…”
To read more of Armond White’s take on Tony Brown’s film The White Girl, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.