There’s an old friend of mine, that ya’ll Social Justice bloggers on here ought to meet. His name is Professor Monroe, and he is the cis white straight male protagonist of the otherwise regressive film, Cannibal Holocaust.
Yes the animal cruelty is unforgivable. Yes the depiction of Amazon tribesmen isn’t flattering. But in the middle of this… mess… we find at the eye of the storm a figure that not only redeems this film, but possibly perceptions of what white people are capable of to amend things.
He is a social scientist so ethical he makes Indiana Jones look like a grave robbing hack. He legitimately attempts to grant the Amazon tribesmen with more dignity than the rest of this movie, and the director does, and he is the soul anchor to positive humanity this film contains. Every social science student should see it. Not even kidding. Sadly nobody will watch it, because it’s called fucking Cannibal Holocaust. Even sadder is the fact that Robert Kerman, the guy who played Professor Monroe, disowned this movie due to the animal cruelty. He said it was the worst thing he’d ever done on screen. What else has he been in. Porn, and a little film called Debbie Does Dallas.
Go watch it. I can wait. You’re welcome.
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