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How could I have forgotten “The Help”?

If you read my last post about depictions of the South in modern films, you may have already noticed what I noticed shortly after I had finished and published it . . . I forgot The Help! I totally forgot about it! Set in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963, amid the backdrop ¬†of Medgar Evers’ murder, this 2011 film was named Movie of the Year by AFI and was nominated for Best Picture at the 2012 Oscars, and it also won Montgomery native Octavia Spencer an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.… Read more How could I have forgotten “The Help”?