on her time associated with the members of N.W.A,
"Once Michel’le formally introduces the film, it gets real immediately, going all the way back to when she was a little girl growing up in a neighborhood where police brutality and the physical assault of women surrounded her.
Police brutality and brutality against women are purposely linked. By doing so, it is clear that Michel’le’s story isn’t unique but instead a cycle. When she, as a little girl, proclaims that no man will ever put his hands on her when she grows up, her grandmother, whom she calls Meme (played quite ably by Donna Biscoe), essentially tells her that black men hitting black women is just how things are. As lofty as it may seem, Surviving Compton aims to raise awareness of that cycle without ever sacrificing the core story...."
I love how people pretended they didn't know Trump hadn't actually tried to grab women by the p*ssy long before that 2005 video resurfaced. Trump has announced exactly what he is on many a television and radio show.
And now people are pretending not to know Dr. Dre beat that women when he's said he did it. The reason a male public figure like him gives a public half-ass apology to a woman he's beaten is because he was trapped into doing so. The thing that made Dr. Dre's I-was-young-then apology even more worthless --beyond the misgynor lyrics he and Ice Cube defended when the misgynoir reflected in their lyrics-- was the fact that he erased Michel'le from that movie Straight Outta Compton
“I’ve been talking about my abuse for many, many years, but it has not gotten any ears until now,” Michel’le told the Times. Well Lifetime must have been listening and turned the spotlight all the way up on her, and we may all be the better for it. Surviving Compton, directed by Janice Cooke, a veteran TV director and producer and written by Dianne Houston, a Howard alum who comes from theatre, is much more entertaining and deeper than most would expect. It has real gravitas. Michel’le narrates the film and even pops into its narrative from time to time, giving it an air of both herstory and a cautionary tale..."
"The question many viewers will have after their viewing: is the film accurate?
I would say, for the most part, yes. I extensively interviewed Michel’le and other survivors of Dre’s alleged abuse for my new book Original Gangstas: the Untold Story of Dr Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap, and investigated their claims.
The film largely echoes Michel’le’s accounts to me, though she never went to police with her allegations – unlike other women including television host Dee Barnes and Lisa Johnson, the mother of three of Dre’s children who alleged he beat her many times, including while she was pregnant. (Dre pled no contest to beating Barnes, and received probation, while Johnson was granted a restraining order against him. A Ruthless rapper named Tairrie B also maintains that Dre beat her.)"
BEATS by DR DRE should leave a whole new image in your head.