Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has premiered to great reviews and is doing very well at the domestic box office. The film is based on a true murder that occurred in the late 1920s against the Osage community. While the film has received positive feedback from both audiences and critics. Devery Jacobs, an actress, has attacked Martin Scorsese’s latest film for not depicting the Osage people with honour or dignity. Scroll down to find out more.
Devery Jacobs Critiques Killers of the Flower Moon Leonardo for Uneven Character Development in Osage Representation
Killers of the Flower Moon also stars Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone in prominent roles, in addition to Leonardo DiCaprio. The film, directed by Martin Scorsese, is based on the murders of at least 60 Osage Nation members in the late 1920s. After a group of white people learn about the presence of oil on their land.
Devery Jacobs is an indigenous actor best known for her performance as Elora in the three seasons of Reservation Dogs. She used her official Twitter account to mock Leonardo DiCaprio’s Killers of the Flower Moon. She wrote a message on social media in which she stated that she had some ideas and strong sensations after seeing the movie. Jacobs remarked in her thread, “Being Native, watching this movie was f**king hellfire.” Consider the most heinous atrocities done against [your] forefathers. Then you have to suffer through a movie that is explicitly full with them. The only reprieve being 30-minute-long sequences of violent white dudes discussing/planning murders.”
Devery Jacobs said of the $200 million Western crime epic, “But while all of the performances were strong. Each of the Osage characters felt terribly underwritten when viewed in proportion. While white males were treated with far more politeness and depth,” before adding that Lily Gladstone is a living legend.
Indigenous Actress Devery Jacobs Criticizes Killers of the Flower Moon for Misrepresentation and Lack of Dignity in Portrayal
She continued, “I don’t feel that these very real [Indigenous] people were shown honour or dignity in the horrific portrayal of their deaths.” “However, I believe that by showing more murdered Native women on screen.” It legitimises the brutality against us and further dehumanises our people.”
The original script of Killers of the Flower Moon, based on avid Grann’s 2017 non-fiction book, for the uninitiated. The story was narrated from the FBI’s point of view. But the rewritten script centred on the marriage of Dicaprio and Gladstone’s characters.
In her social media post, Jacobs also stated, “This is the issue when non-Native directors are given the freedom to tell our stories.” They emphasise the pain of Native Americans while emphasising the white perspective.”
She concluded by saying that she would prefer to see a $200 million film about this history made by an Osage filmmaker any day of the week. “And a massive F**k You to the real life, white Oklahomans, who still carry and benefit from these blood-stained headrights.”