57 minutes | Jul 28th 2020

Romeo Must Die - Shakespeare + Kung Fu + Aaliyah = Gold

This movie is certified fresh in our HEARTS. The American starring debut of both Jet Li and Aaliyah gives its all and we get all we could hope for, from hilarious Mortal Combat x-ray vision to a script smarter than most gave it credit for. CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of racism, gang violence, fatphobia, police brutality, celebrity deaths Behind the Scenes Mini-Doc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WhgDcv7imM The Legend of the White-and-Yellow Black Man: Global Containment and Triangulated Racial Desire in Romeo Must Die: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/55632/pdf 1:30 The Year Was 2000 5:00 The Making Of 14:00 “Somebody Cancelled Ch’u’s Son” 20:00 Meeting the Cast 29:00 Four Miles of Beach 34:00 A Conspiracy Appears 41:00 Whoa, Social Commentary 49:00 What About that Murder? 53:00 Should You Watch This Say hi to the team on twitter: @dorothynotgale, @writervrai, @wannabefood Our icon was designed by Allison Shabet. Get bonus episodes on our Patreon: patreon.com/trashandtreasures Join us every two weeks on Soundcloud, iTunes or Stitcher – and if you’d leave a rating and review, so that more people can find their way to us, we’d appreciate it!