Thursday, February 02, 2006


We can understand to a degree where Spike Lee is coming from when he has a pop at Snoop Dogg and pimp culture in rap music:

Lee, who has also directed music videos, took issue with the rap music genre's portrayal of women in videos as "hoes".

The portrayal of women in some rap videos - often as mere eyecandy designed to sell something - is pretty poor. However, is this the same Spike Lee who allowed the VHS release of She's Gotta Have It to go out with a double-sided inlay sheet - one all arthouse; the other with a foxy chick with a come-hither look on it - so that, erm, distributors could pretty much have their cake and eat it?