Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The Inspection

Written and directed by Elegance Bratton, and inspired by his real life experiences, Jeremy Pope stars as a gay, black, homeless man who joins the Marine Corp where he encounters brutal, and at time life-threatening, hazing from his training instructor (Bokeem Woodbine) and other recruits. It's a deeply personal and harsh look not only at the intolerance and hate our main character finds in the Marines while succeeding where no one believes he can but also from his mother (Gabrielle Union) unable to cope or accept his sexuality.

Most notable for its perspective and the performance of Pope, the film may be uneven in spots, but it succeeds in offering needed representation to a marginalized group within the Armed Forces. The film is available on DVD, Blu-ray, and for rent and purchase on several streaming platforms.

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  • Title: The Inspection
  • IMDb: link

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