“She left out another possible movie scenario here. A film set on a Southern plantation. The brutality of whippings and r@pes and divided families, etc. Was Roots roundly condemned by the same people? Were they upset that Southern Whites were uniformly depicted as deranged and evil?
“But I think it goes deeper than this. She is asking the defenders of the film to consider these thought experiments. But, just as revealing and relevant, how would the critics of the film respond to these films? Why would they feel discomfort with The Passion yet, presumably, applaud the other efforts?”