Hmm, there may be parallels, but I’m not seeing this film as a metaphor for the black experience in this country. There are many other ways you can be an outsider here. Each time a new group of immigrants came to this country and tried to move in somewhere, the existing enclaves of immigrants resisted the new people trying to come in. Brody and Hooper are literal outsiders here, not metaphorical ones. And the danger to black people being dragged to this country was from the white people themselves, not some other abstract “shark” type danger.

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