The Woman King, a historical drama starring Viola Davis, dominated the box office this past weekend with an impressive showing that more than doubled the numbers of the film with the second most ticket sales (Barbarian). The cast featured an assortment of Black actors from all over the globe, while the premise was factually based on a female military unit from West Africa during the 19th century. The movie received a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes but when it landed on Jason Whitlock's radar, the sworn enemy of BLM, LGBTQ+, "the left" and woke culture, in general, was none too pleased with the story arch. In a recent episode of Fearless with Jason Whitlock, the outspoken sports analyst dropped some scathing hot commentary about the aforementioned film calling it "a joke," "a disgrace," "satanic," and "anti-male." But when Shemeka Michelle, a regular contributor on the show, joined Jason for a segment about The Woman King, she took the criticism to a whole new level.
"Jason, from the very first [African Chant], I started laughing because I knew I was in for some foolishness," Shemeka said when asked by the host for her thoughts on The Woman King. "Now, there were a couple of things that I liked about the movie. But there are so many things that I didn't like, starting with the way they romanticized Africa and they romanticized these women who would have been a part of the military, and it just wasn't real. From them dressing exactly alike to breaking out in dance together...it was just too much for me. It just didn't appear real, and so that was something that I didn't like. I've seen people say they liked the cinematography, I didn't; I was thinking: Where are the flies?"
To that, Jason Whitlock grinned and chuckled as the two continued to give their assessment of the film.
Scroll up and skip ahead to the 20:32 mark to watch the two commentators exchange hot takes about The Woman King.