I love this article - in particular, the original sapphires talking about their experiences back in the day on Cummeragunja.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, those Yorta Yorta mob have produced some pretty exceptional people…
Now, listen: I wasn’t there. I don’t know if it was Harvey Weinstein’s media/buzz plan to have the charismatic O’Dowd do every single press engagement for the film. I don’t know if the rest of the cast just flew in for the premiere and then flew out again (I doubt it, though, since there are also shots of Jessica Mauboy at a press call for the film). And, obviously, I haven’t seen the film - none of us have.
However, I hope I’m not the only one that thinks it’s, well, bullshit that no major coverage was given to either Blair or the rest of the cast. It’s unfortunate at best, and sinister at a stretch, that a film made by an indigenous director and starring four indigenous women seems to have been heralded solely by fawning over the white dude in the cast.
Well, someone had to say it.