Damani Pompey

movement focus


White thoughts

‘In “White Thoughts,” Hamm — an Emmy winner for portraying “Mad Men” master salesman Don Draper, and the inspiration for one of the best “SNL” faux informercials ever, “Jon Hamm’s John Ham” — shills a skincare product called “White Be Gone.” When applied to the temples, the black goop eradicates concepts commonly held by privileged people, such as “I’m not racist” and quick fixes for how minorities can make their lives easier. At the end, in an editing bay, Nance (as himself) accepts a friend’s critique that his time would be better spent “addressing whiteness less” and “affirming blackness more.’ -Jenna Marotta [Indiewire]