I had a couple of thoughts that I never got around to sharing. First, I think one of the
great things about Mosley is the way he uses the femme fatale character. The femme
fatale is always a shapeshifter, always hard to read, hard to be sure whose side she's on. I
enjoy the way he uses that character to cross racial lines, whether it's Daphne in "Devil in
a Blue Dress," or "The White Butterfly." It allows him to tap into the social milieu of the
various eras he's setting his work in. I haven't read all of Mosley, but perhaps others can
tell me whether that's a constant in his work.
Second, I thought it was good in the movie of "Devil in a Blue Dress" that Daphne never
actually has sex with Easy. If they wanted us to take the love story and passing for white
seriously, she wouldn't do that. And I remember thinking when I read the book that there
wasn't that much motivation for her to jump in the sack with Easy (unless perhaps he
looked a lot like Denzel Washington). So even though she's got a great femme fatale line
about her weapon of choice, I thought the movie was right to keep them apart.
Last thought: I thought the movie of "Devil in a Blue Dress" had the coolest cars ever
assembled on film. Am I wrong?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jacquesdebierue" <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
> I notice that there wasn't much discussion of Mosley during Mosley
> month If somebody has been reading Mosley and has something to say,
> don't hold back. We can discuss Florida, Mosley and the usual
> impromptu topics without regard for the calendar, which is meant for
> orientation (and to spur people, obviously).
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