Reservation Dogs star Devery Jacobs is sounding off on Martin Scorsese’s latest film, Killers Of The Flower Moon.
In a thread posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, Jacobs heavily criticized the upcoming film, describing the film as “painful, grueling, unrelenting and unnecesarily graphic”
I HAVE THOUGHTS. I HAVE STRONG FEELINGS.— Devery Jacobs (@kdeveryjacobs) October 23, 2023
This film was painful, grueling, unrelenting and unnecessarily graphic.
A thread. 🧵 pic.twitter.com/THxucE9TkZ
Starring Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers Of The Flower Moon documents a series of murders of Osage Native Americans in Osage County, Oklahoma during the 1920s.
Jacobs further criticized the film for not giving the Native American characters the proper nuance, care and depth that was allotted to white characters.
“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. “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 further disclosed that the film dehumanized Native women by showcasing the horrific nature of their deaths.
“I don’t feel that these very real people were shown honor or dignity in the horrific portrayal of their deaths. Contrarily, I believe that by showing more murdered Native women on screen, it normalizes the violence committed against us and further dehumanizes our people,” she added. “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.”
The film is in theaters now.