I wrote a piece for the Washington Post that gets into the film and the various controversies surrounding it. That piece is here. Please read it!
This essay was initially 1,700 words long and my editor did a very good job of trimming it down so it could be eligible for the print edition. One thing we lost was an extended bit on Netflix's culpability for the drama surrounding this movie. I'd like to include some of that deleted material here, because I think it's pretty important. Yes, it's dumb to judge a movie by a trailer. But Netflix did a TERRIBLE TERRIBLE job marketing this movie and shouldn't be surprised by the reaction it got.
-- [From the first draft]
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