Film/TV Dec 19, 2022 at 3:11 pm

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Missed What Made Octavia Butler's Book Such a Compelling Philosophical Story

Dana James (Mallori Johnson) haunts the past in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Kindred. Tina Rowden/FX



That is a really nice piece of writing, Charles. Thank you.


I haven't read the book, but the show is a hot, incomprehensible mess and totally pissed me off. Reading about the book, I can see why people who have read it would hate the show. Waiting for the book to come back in at my library. I was surprised to read it is a well known book often read in HS or in colleges in Women's Studies or African American literature classes (and since I participated in all and had never heard of it, screams of whitewashing bullshit to me). The show clearly is. Why the fuck should that Black woman give a shit about that piece of shit white child who grows up to be a rapist? Oh wait, I just spoiled the next season.

Please wait...

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