(DVD / NR / (2014) 2015 / Cinedigm)
Overview: There was a time when interracial dating was a taboo practice that could lead to physical harm or even death. Today it seems to be of greater acceptance as with celebrity power couples Kanye West and Kim Kardashian or Ice-T and Coco. “The Swirl” takes a comedic look at this serious topic by digging into the cultural shift in attitudes around interracial relationships.
DVD Verdict: Here in Moguldom Studios latest documentary 'The Swirl', we will unearth the real-life conversations folks are having in the shadows on the subject that has finally been brought to light in this enlightening and entertaining documentary. 'The Swirl' explores the history, psychology and latest obsession with outside lovers and those who love them.
Wow, yet another hot topic button to discuss, 'The Swirl' talks to men and women on both sides of the debate. Indeed, this new feature-length documentary delivers honest and hilarious dialogue on interracial dating by comedians such as Esther Ku, Rodney Perry, and Reggie Jackson. The film dares viewers to take a hard look at their own perceptions.
But don't worry, if you are a newcomer to all this, as 'The Swirl's holds nothing too deep to digest, and certainly nothing to be offended by. Nope, just basic experiences from everyday people. Nothing I did not know before, in truth, and rather informative for those curious about crossing over; although not overly convincing for those contemplating dating someone different. Indeed, it centers more on black and white dating, not jumping into other cultures too deeply, just touching the surface.
Through in-depth interviews, expert commentary, comedic conjecture and surprising statistical data, the film covers everything from self-hate and racism to the concept of love being colorblind. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:85.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
3 Deleted Scenes
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