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Ava DuVernay Champions ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ Offers A Heartfelt Review

Ava DuVernay Champions ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ Offers A Heartfelt Review

Ava DuVernay Champions 'Straight Outta Compton,' Offers A Heartfelt Review

Ava DuVernay Champions 'Straight Outta Compton,' Offers A Heartfelt Review

By now, many of you have had the opportunity to absorb and bask in the glory of F. Gary Gray‘s greatly-anticipated NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, having dropped last Friday with a dominating box office performance. And perhaps you caught our words on the film, but have you seen or heard Compton’s reaction? Can you even imagine what it must be like to see your city’s hometown heroes/hip-hop superheroes championed by the cinematic light? Director Ava DuVernay seems to have had precisely that experience, seeing a film that celebrates her city in her city, amongst a packed house of those that lived through the very riots, the very beatings, the very military-like police presence that plagued and continues to plague South Central. A surreal experience, I’m sure. One that’s had her contemplating the female fandom of hip-hop and the legacy of the riots that are as infamous as the very subjects of the film. It’s also an experience that moved her so deeply that she needed to vent and gush and praise the film on her Twitter account. And frankly, it’s enough to make a grown man cry. Read Ava DuVernay’s heartfelt and human account of Straight Outta Compton below and go experience the weight of the film for yourself at your very next chance.

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