Great Plains Quarterly
Indians in motion pictures, Stereotypes (Social psychology) in motion pictures, Motion pictures -- United States -- History, Western films -- United States -- History and criticism
In April 2015, actor Loren Anthony and eight extras from the cast of Adam Sandler’s Netflix production Ridiculous Six had walked off the set due to repeated insults and derogatory remarks embedded in the script. The claim was the film included disrespect of women, elders, and sacred items, and it exceeded the actors’ capacity to overlook the intended “satire” of the production. The author examines derogatory Indian stereotypes in several films, and the social media campaign to boycott Netflix - #NotYourHollywoodIndian and #WalkOff Netflix.
Locate the Document
The final version of the published article can be found on Project Muse (or through your library website with possible subscription access):
Van Alst, T.C., Jr. (2015). Ridiculous Flix: Buckskin, Boycotts, and Busted Hollywood Narratives. Great Plains Quarterly 35(4), 321-331. doi:10.1353/gpq.2015.0056.