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Southern Movie 3: “Black Snake Moan”

What do I say about 2006’s Black Snake Moan? I don’t know. When Hollywood gets hold of the Deep South, the results are always questionable. (I cite the comedy Sweet Home Alabama and the 2001 remake of the suspense-thriller Straw Dogs as the worst offenders.) The strange premise of the story – a sexual abuse victim being forcibly “saved” by a disaffected old bluesman – caused me to avoid it for a long time. But I watched it recently, even though I was positive that it was going to be awful and hokey and chock-full… Read more Southern Movie 3: “Black Snake Moan”