Devery Jacobs has watched Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon and has “strong feelings” concerning the movie.
In a thread shared on X, the social media platform previously often known as Twitter, the Reservation Canines star mentioned the “film was painful, grueling, unrelenting and unnecessarily graphic.”
“Being Native, watching this movie was fucking hellfire. Imagine the worst atrocities committed against yr ancestors, then having to sit thru a movie explicitly filled w/ them, w/ the only respite being 30min long scenes of murderous white guys talking about/planning the killings,” she posted.
Jacobs referred to as Lily Gladstone “an absolute legend” for her position of Mollie including, “All the incredible Indigenous actors were the only redeeming factors of this film. Give Lily her goddamn Oscar.”
She continued, “But while all of the performances were strong, if you look proportionally, each of the Osage characters felt painfully underwritten, while the white men were given way more courtesy and depth.”
Jacobs goes on to speak concerning the violent scenes within the movie understanding that it “is to add brutal shock value that forces people to understand the real horrors that happened to this community.”
“I don’t feel that these very real people were shown honor or dignity in the horrific portrayal of their deaths,” she added. “Contrarily, I believe that by showing more murdered Native women on screen, it normalizes the violence committed against us and further dehumanizes our people.”
“I can’t believe it needs to be said, but Indig ppl exist beyond our grief, trauma & atrocities. Our pride for being Native, our languages, cultures, joy & love are way more interesting & humanizing than showing the horrors white men inflicted on us.”
Jacobs referred to as out non-Native administrators centering the story on “the white perspective and focus on Native people’s pain.” Though she does acknowledge that it’s good that this story is being advised, she would have most well-liked an Osage filmmaker be given the $200 million price range to inform their very own story.
Learn all of the posts Jacobs shared beneath.