Prince-Bythewood advised IndieWire, “I realized early on you can’t win a controversy on Twitter. And I do know all of this is going to move away after they see the movie. There may be an assumption we aren’t coping with it and we’re coping with it. So I’ve to reside in that self assurance. They are going to see the movie and they are going to see it.”
As well as, manufacturer Cathy Schulman stated (by the use of IndieWire) that she wanted the conversations would occur round content material within the movie fairly than the preview subject material. She additionally identified that the placement is extra nuanced than portrayed. “I feel that we didn’t hesitate to examine the ones spaces,” she stated. “The reality is that slavery is pushed through subject material acquire. It introduced up other folks in this continent an possibility to make cash that are meant to now not had been introduced up or compelled upon them. And, as soon as it used to be, it created all varieties of inner battle, and we do not hesitate in visiting that throughout the movie.”
The movie’s group is supported through a undeniable phase of Twitter customers, who’ve stated the present assault feels disingenuous. On the other hand, with the movie now out in theaters, audience at the moment are seeing for themselves whether or not or now not the backlash is warranted — and up to now, response has been combined. Some new enthusiasts are coming to its protection. Others, like historian Ana Lucia Araujo writing for Slate, stated that whilst the movie is a imaginative and prescient of feminine black empowerment, it softens the reality, misleads audiences who have no idea so much about African historical past, and sells brief the descendants of enslaved Africans.
Given this, apparently that the reaction to “The Woman King” would possibly prove to be as complicated as its portrayal of slavery within the movie — and it stays to be observed how audiences will react as soon as opening weekend is over.