An Overly Close Reading: Ghost.

That scene in Ghost where Whoopi Goldberg channels Patrick Swayze and then has sex with Demi Moore is actually about white control of black female bodies.

This has been An Overly Close Reading.

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17 thoughts on “An Overly Close Reading: Ghost.

  1. lola gets February 24, 2009 at 4:42 pm Reply


  2. ajuaorangemoon February 24, 2009 at 6:23 pm Reply

    that gave me a good chuckle.

  3. quadmoniker February 24, 2009 at 6:56 pm Reply

    Too bad Ms. Tek is no longer here to misread the joke and give you an idiotic response.

  4. karas February 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm Reply


  5. Steve February 25, 2009 at 6:48 am Reply

    I just wanted to say nothing but “ditto”… can we do a close reading of that word please

  6. ladyfresshh February 25, 2009 at 10:28 am Reply

    i was thinking the same thing quad

  7. imnotemily February 26, 2009 at 1:47 am Reply

    that happened in Ghost? Man, I need to see that movie again… all I remember is the pottery scene and something about a subway platform.

  8. cdg March 2, 2009 at 3:49 pm Reply

    That was a helluva first post for me to read here. Well played…..

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  10. Bougie Applebum March 2, 2009 at 4:15 pm Reply

    Oh my dayum. Finally the story is told. lol

  11. Lisa Marie March 2, 2009 at 4:49 pm Reply

    LOL! this is awesome and so right on! this made my day!

  12. Kent Alexander March 2, 2009 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Wow … I’d love to “unpack” that conversation! Deep and wide!

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  14. themiltonian March 3, 2009 at 6:42 am Reply

    that scene has always destroyed “Ghost”for me, though not quite because of the overly close reading, but simply a literal reading … Demi Moore having sex with Whoopi Goldberg, while one of them is possessed … no way to write that down in a good way …

  15. Vanessa March 3, 2009 at 10:55 am Reply

    Wait…they didn’t have sex, did they? All I remember is a small kiss. Did I miss something?

  16. dumi March 3, 2009 at 12:52 pm Reply

    Wow!! I love it!

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