Lily Gladstone responds empathetically to Devery Jacobs’ critiques of “Killers of the Flower Moon” acknowledging Jacobs’ concerns about the film’s portrayal of Osage people and highlighting the importance of respecting Native perspectives.
Lily Gladstone on Devery Jacobs’ Concerns About ‘Killers of the Flower Moon
Killers of the Flower Moon
Lily Gladstone has addressed Devery Jacobs’ critiques of “Killers of the Flower Moon,” responding to Jacobs’ concerns about the film’s portrayal of the 1920s murders of Osage people. Jacobs had expressed deep emotions and criticized the “unrelenting and unnecessarily graphic” depictions in the Martin Scorsese drama.
In a Rolling Stone interview Gladstone, who won a Golden Globe for her role as Mollie Burkhart, acknowledged Jacobs’ reaction as a response to trauma endured by Native women. She emphasized the importance of respecting Jacobs’ perspective and clarified that their friendship remained intact.
Gladstone highlighted the Osage people’s historical trauma and the process of making the movie as opportunities for voices to be heard. She expressed her primary concern for the Osage community’s reaction to the film.
While Jacobs criticized the film’s portrayal for lacking honor and dignity for Osage people, she praised Lily Gladstone’s performance acknowledging her as a legend and deserving of recognition, including an Oscar.
Gladstone acknowledged that working on the film required her to navigate her own feelings about its portrayals. She acknowledged the triggering nature of the history but mentioned that many appreciated the film’s balanced approach to depicting violence. Gladstone noted the impact of bringing Native women to the forefront of the story and humanizing them in a historically dehumanizing narrative.
In summary, Lily Gladstone responded empathetically to Devery Jacobs’ criticisms, recognizing the sensitivity of the subject matter and emphasizing the importance of the Osage community’s perspective on the film.
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