Rachel Jane Carroll writes in, Can You Feel It?: Beauty and Queer of Color Politics in Looking for Langson, that our very own B. Ruby Rich feels “that the beauty of Looking for Langston might inhibit its political potency.”1 The film may just be too beautiful for its own good. Carroll notes that, “The potential conflict between beautiful art and political action is a valid concern.”2 However, “Looking for Langston demonstrates that beauty can be recruited for political resistance.”3
Watch Looking for Langston (Julien, 1989). Then use Carroll’s reading as a guide and in 250-300 words describe the places in the film where beauty and politics meet.
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