Signs of Subversion
July 31, 2018
If somebody would’ve told me that in 2018 I’d see a magical realist film comedy about a labor struggle in Oakland, well, I’d say that sounds just about right. Boots Riley’s hot new film Sorry to Bother You exposes the absurdity of America’s racial capitalist regime. It critically portrays the modern workplace, while also giving us a glimpse of what it may take to radically transform it. Check out my review in The Point. Riley makes expert use of subversion, a resistance tactic for people stuck in a deeply unequal power relationship.