Bell Hooks made me reaize that, when it comes to film-watching, I am completely oblivious. I look back now and I can see all the racial profiling, gender discrimination, and stereotyping that took place in many of my favorite films. I will now watch movies with a more critical eye. In the movie "Kids" it was greatly disturbing to see a girl get raped "gently". Rape is never ok, and the fact that the director portrayed it as "gentle" thing makes me think he was trying to make it ok. Also, I realize that race plays a big part in movie roles. If the director doesn't cast people of all colors, shapes and sizes, he is seen as a racist or as fitting a steroetype. The "bad guy" can't always be Black, but he can't always be White, Asian, Mexican, etc. either. There are plenty of films that portray non-black criminals now days, so I'm not too concerned about films having a racist nature.