The Swirl: Well This *COULD* Be Interesting.
It’s entirely possible that I watch too much reality television and improv-scripted reality shows. Methinks its caused my brain to be unable to discern between effort and parody. Such brings me this trailer for a documentary entitled “The Swirl” which is obviously about interracial dating.
The trailer is a minute and thirty seconds and packed with almost as much non-sense as an episode of Love & Hip-Hop: ATL. And thus far this season we have sechs tapes, people pretending they didn’t leak them, a woman named Bambi who rides bicycles to a man’s house who goes by the name Lil Scrappy who has definitely put them paws on people, a momma who won’t stop talkign about kingdoms and a man who actually swabbed his kids mouth on television to take a paternity test. Oh, and Benzino…THAT Benzino is the voice of reason.
And yet we have The Swirl. Again, it’s listed as a documentary, albeit clearly one with muchos comedy, but it almost looks like there’s sitcom elements to it. In fact, it almost looks like a trailer for a comedy about swirling.
Quick sidenote: I remember when I found out “swirling” was a thing. Like an actual community of people and websites and folks with VERY strong opinions about both interracial dating and the folks they left behind. I had no clue it was a whole to-do until I found out how divisive (I’m guessing that’s a pun) and flame-on people get about interracial dating.
Well let me rephrase, I know that some folks feel strongly about interracial dating. And it’s usually assumed that Black women and white parents are the biggest opponents. But when I came across sites (there was one in particular that I can’t seem to recall at the moment) that were vitriolic about NOT dating within their races anymore, I started scratchign my head. They’re on some, “f*ck dating Black men. I’m only dating outside the race.” Point is, the fact that there’s a real functional term in “swirling” and a community behind it is funny to me, and also way more complex than I ever imagined.
Everybody’s got their thing right?
(That sidenote wasn’t that quick was it? Swerve.)
Two truisms in life: This documentary has interestingly ratchet potential, and swirlers – the people who actively advocate and laud the label – will now have their vanguard visual.
And the only thing that I keep thinking to myself is this…
…young n*gga move that dope.
What’s your takeaway?
-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka MR A$AP PZA aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL HE A 3