Steve McQueen: We need ‘crappy’ black films too

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The Oscar-winning director speaks out on racial prejudice and why poor-quality black-led movies additionally benefit common launch

The searing 12 Years a Slave gained Sir Steve McQueen an Oscar in 2014, establishing him as certainly one of Britain’s prime movie administrators with its nice performances and startling storytelling. However does each movie from a black director, with a largely black forged, actually should be one which makes a trenchant level with brilliance? Why is it not attainable for black expertise to make run-of-the-mill, and even “crappy”, leisure for basic consumption?

That is the provocative query McQueen posed on Saturday, as he argued that film-makers of color are nonetheless held to larger requirements than their white counterparts.

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