The 2011 movie “The Help” was a big hit at the box office and was even nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, but people are pointing out that it’s a “racial reconciliation” movie and questioning why it’s the number 1 movie on Netflix right now.
In fact in a a 2018, interview with The New York Times, one of the films’ stars Viola Davis admitted that she regrets starring in the film.
She went on to explain, “But not in terms of the experience and the people involved because they were all great. The friendships that I formed are ones that I’m going to have for the rest of my life. I had a great experience with these other actresses, who are extraordinary human beings. And I could not ask for a better collaborator than Tate Taylor.”
She added. “I just felt that at the end of the day that it wasn’t the voices of the maids that were heard. I know Aibileen. I know Minny. They’re my grandma. They’re my mom. And I know that if you do a movie where the whole premise is, I want to know what it feels like to work for white people and to bring up children in 1963, I want to hear how you really feel about it. I never heard that in the course of the movie.”