Skip to comments.Here's Why Hulu's Upcoming Freaknik Documentary Is Making Some Black Folks Nervous
Posted on 04/14/2023 3:14:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
With recent reports of some Black women professionals suing the streamer over the forthcoming feature, it's worth truly examining why.
Last week, we told you about Hulu’s plan to release its forthcoming documentary centered around the highly popular (and widely criticized, but more on that later) 80s-90s festival, Freaknik.
While an official trailer for Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told has yet to be released, the streamer says that the upcoming project “recounts the rise and fall of a small Atlanta HBCU picnic that exploded into an influential street party and spotlighted ATL as a major cultural stage. Can the magic of Freaknik be brought back 40 years later?” Sounds straightforward and unintimidating enough, right?
Well, it’s unfortunately now proving to be intimidating for some who experienced Freaknik during its heyday—namely Black women—because they’re worried that their arguably reckless actions from back in the day will be broadcasted for the entire world to see. And if that is the case, they’re also worried about what the implications and consequences will look like as a result of it (because misogyny is an unfair judge). In fact, in addition to numerous tweets and even TikTok videos of some Black women speaking out about their nervousness for the upcoming doc, a handful of prominent Black women professionals are even considering taking legal action against Hulu.
According to NewsOne, three C-suite executives and one judge are reportedly planning to file a lawsuit in Atlanta’s federal court on the grounds that the doc is “unlawful” because they didn’t sign any media releases. Though no official court documents have been seen, the fact that these women are willing to go so far out of fear that the footage could potentially be so detrimental to the life they’ve built now all these years later is telling.
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What sort of freaky misbehaving could do this in our permissive licentious so-called “culture”?
Unless they’re dissing poofters....
Better get out that checkbook Hulu.
It seems like every other video I ever see on Twitter is of black women horribly misbehaving
I don’t know. Maybe fornicating in the open on tops of cars. I got caught in freaknik 1994 when I was working in downtown Atlanta and got off on a Saturday night to try to head home Northbound to the outskirts of the city. I did not see this myself but that’s what was happening as reported by someone else where I worked.
I suppose these unnamed women could be elder’s wives by now....
Can the magic of Freaknik be brought back 40 years later?
Dear Lord, I hope NOT!
Carefree days. Yeah right.
It made Mardi Gras and Spring Break at Lauderdale look like potluck dinner night at the Baptist Church.
They were attacking black women ripping their clothes off. It involved huge crowds of men. There are videos at the link. The police were busy dealing with tornado damage I believe.
[...Atlanta HBCU picnic...]
I thought picnics were racist?
Wait, women were attacking women and ripping their clothes off?
Yeah, that’s pretty depraved.
it was so popular the ATL forced them out.
No, the huge crowds of black men that I also mentioned.
Not much different I suppose from the young white women who flashed their titties for free during the "Girls Gone Wild" videos of the mid-late 1990s.
Now they're all respectable middle-aged housewives, mothers, and professionals, and probably more than a little embarrassed.
In that case if these women were involved in that how would that harm them now? Is being a rape victim bad if the rapists is of a protected race?
No, they were attacked against their will & disrobed. Nothing like Girls Gone Wild.
Goodness gracious, have you no empathy whatsoever for these women?
You are fine with them being made victims yet again?
OMG! Even the black mayor of Atlanta ran that chit out of town many years ago. They used to totally take over and terrorize the city every Year. Restaurants in Buck head closed for 2 weeks. Whites fled on vacation. I lived in the burbs but stayed close to home during Freaknik. It was like the plague.
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