Check Your Threading

Episode 16: West Side Story (1961)

November 27, 2019 Season 1 Episode 16
Check Your Threading
Episode 16: West Side Story (1961)
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Check Your Threading
Episode 16: West Side Story (1961)
Nov 27, 2019 Season 1 Episode 16
Check Your Threading
The history of Puerto Rican migration to New York City, the tradition of the Hollywood musical, and how West Side Story broke the mold. We also discuss brownface, compulsory heterosexuality, and the role of discrimination in (white) cultural assimilation.
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The history of Puerto Rican migration to New York City, the tradition of the Hollywood musical, and how West Side Story broke the mold. We also discuss brownface, compulsory heterosexuality, and the role of discrimination in (white) cultural assimilation.




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