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Jungle Fever LOVE SEES NO COLOR BUT SEX DOES After some breakthrough hits at the Box Office with Shes Gotta Have It Do the Right Thing and MoBetter Blues a young black filmmaker made a name for himself Spike Lee Mainly because he was an African American director who dared to speak up for his culture but also found a way to suit the taste of the public Today he is considered to be the ice breaker in the 80s for a lot of black directors success and the icon of populous black cinema In dealing with social racial and gender issues he always focused on controversial themes and grappled with clichs and stereotypes On of his works concerning these conditions as well as its connections to early black cinema is the subject in this paper Jungle Fever is Spike Lees authentic look at the legend about sexual attraction between black and white The film is not merely digging under the surface of stereotyping it also deals with the ugly face of prejudice and intolerance The audience beholds two people who tumble into a romance and which is at last tragically chained with the breakdown of their affair their surrounding Flipper a highly graduated architect from uptown New York obviously lives in a perfect marriage with his wife and a little daughter A black family that is completely functioning at the beginning of the movie We also get to know Flippers brother Gator who lives at the other end of the rope as a drug addicted crack-junkie and their parents Both are as lucky with Flipper as they are desperately in anger about Gator Things start to run mad when Angie an Italian-American woman living in the suburbs of the Big Apple steps into Flippers life Not like the rest of her family which exists of two retarded brothers and her father she made it quite far and was just hired as the new
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