An Illustrated Tribute to Beasts of the Southern Wild's Hushpuppy

This Sunday, we’ll find out if nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis will be the youngest actress ever to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. There are some solid criticisms of the film, but just for fun, I made this illustrated tribute to Wallis and her character Hushpuppy, who lives who live Louisiana wetlands called the Bathtub in Beasts of the Southern Wild

by Nicole Cuvin
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"Solid criticism", my ass. This is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. It shows the beauty and the joy and the specialness of Louisiana and its people. It is also notable as a visceral representation of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

Bell Hooks just saw an opportunity to cash in on her anger by criticising a work of art. Note the hundreds of black extras in the film, as well as the remarkable performances of the two black leads. Try telling THEM that this great work of art that they created was somehow racist. It bears noting that the director's parents are folklorists, giving him a unique perspective on the telling of a tale with cultural implications.

And still, sometimes a movie is just a movie.

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