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Octavia Spencer

The Help

1 Aug, 2011

Spencer plays Minny Jackson, an African-American maid living and working in 1960’s Jackson, Mississippi in Tate Taylor’s The Help based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett.  The Help tells the story of African-American maids and how they view their white employers as recorded by a young, white, female author. Co-starring Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, and Allison Janney.

I think the “The Help” reminds us of our humanity. And it’s socially relevant even today. I think you can substitute the plight of the African-Americans and their quest for civil rights with homosexuals wanting the right to marry. Revolutions usually happen when the underserved or underclass find their situation no longer tenable. Look at Occupy Wall Street fighting for the shrinking middle class and poor, you know what I mean?

'The Help' Trailer HD