Somewhere Between Boyz and Men(ace), We Lost Another Girl: The Analytical Depth of Just Another Girl On the I.R.T.
Cult classic films Boyz in the Hood, Juice and Menace II Society have been both praised and criticized for their depictions of Black male experiences. In all of those films, women occupy little more than space fillers. Shalika is just the ghetto girl who banters with Doughboy, Ronnie is the chick who gives Caine an outlet, and Shanice is a byproduct of Ricky’s role as a teenage father. Outside of mourning Ricky, her role is quite limited. But in any urban setting, it is clear that Black w[...]