A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
It takes courage to carve a new path for yourself in the face of racism and sexism. Empathy helps those who need help understanding why appropriation isn't good and why supporting Black culture is important for America
Positive Role Models
Misa Hylton-Brim, April Walker, Dapper Dan, and Kerby Jean-Raymond are all pioneers in the streetwear and couture fashion industries. They all worked against discrimination and racism to showcase their unique voices and uplift their community.
Most of the subjects interviewed are Black or Afro-Latino, a big point for diversity since the documentary is about Black culture's importance to (and impact on) popular culture. Women's contributions are notably highlighted in the film, giving viewers a look at women's perspectives within the hip-hop community.
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Violence & Scariness
Mention of doing business with gangsters; discussion about a raid at Dapper Dan's store. Mention of enslavement. Mention of police brutality, specifically the Trayvon Martin tragedy, and scenes from a Pyer Moss runway show featuring red spray paint intended to look like blood.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Use of sexuality in clothing, such as Lil Kim's pasties.
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Language includes "s--t," "ass," "f--k," "f---ing."
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Products & Purchases
Popular couture brands such as Versace, Prada, Gucci, etc. are mentioned, as is the "excess" culture of hip-hop.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion is a documentary about the history and importance of streetwear fashion to American society, with a focus on Black culture's impact on popular culture. Mature content includes some strong language ("s--t," "f--k," etc.), moments of sexuality (largely related to clothing), and mentions of violence, including police brutality and enslavement. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion is a quick but detailed overview of how hip-hop and streetwear influenced the fashion world. By interviewing major players in the game, the filmmakers provide an on-the-ground look at how Black fashion and expression challenged society and racial expectations. Even better: Viewers get a feeling of closure after seeing the unsung heroes of the industry get their time to shine.
The Remix is a great primer on the difference between appropriation and appreciation, a discussion that can be confusing for some. It also touches on gender politics, such as how female designers forged a path for themselves despite facing misogyny. Many who watch The Remix will come away with a greater understanding of and, indeed, appreciation for Black contributions to pop culture.
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