Leonardo DiCaprio’s Killers Of The Flower Moon Gets Called Out By Indigenous Actress Devery Jacobs For Not Showing The Osage Characters With Dignity
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Killers Of The Flower Moon Gets Called Out By Indigenous Actress Devery Jacobs For Not Showing The Osage Characters With Dignity(Photo Credit –Instagram/Imdb)

Leonardo DiCaprio starrer Killers of the Flower Moon has opened to positive reviews and is also performing exceptionally well at the domestic box office. The film is based on the real crime committed against the Osage community in the late 1920’s. While the movie is receiving accolades from the audience and the critics, actress Devery Jacobs has slammed Martin Scorsese’s new flick over not portraying the Osage characters in the movie with honor or dignity. Scroll down to know the scoop.

Apart from Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon stars Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone in lead roles. The Martin Scorsese directorial follows the murders of at least 60 members of the Osage Nation in the late 1920s after a bunch of white folks get to know about oil in their land.

Indigenous actress Devery Jacobs, who is best known for her role as Elora on three seasons of Reservation Dogs, took to her official Twitter account to take a dig at Leonardo DiCaprio’s Killers of the Flower Moon. On her social media, she posted a thread where she shared that she had some thoughts and strong feelings after watching the movie. In her thread, Jacobs stated, “Being Native, watching this movie was f**king hellfire. Imagine the worst atrocities committed against [your] ancestors, then having to sit [through] a movie explicitly filled with them, with the only respite being 30-minute-long scenes of murderous white guys talking about/planning the killings.”

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While calling out the $200 million Western crime epic, Devery Jacobs further shared, “But while all of the performances were strong, if you look proportionally, each of the Osage characters felt painfully underwritten, while the white men were given way more courtesy and depth” before adding that Lily Gladstone is an absolute legend.

She further took a dig at DiCaprio‘s movie saying, “I don’t feel that these very real [Indigenous] people were shown honor or dignity in the horrific portrayal of their deaths,” adding, “Contrarily, I believe that by showing more murdered Native women on screen, it normalizes the violence committed against us and further dehumanizes our people.”

For the unversed, the original script of Killers of the Flower Moon, based on avid Grann’s 2017 non-fiction book, was told from the FBI perspective but the overhauled script then focused on the marriage of Dicaprio and Gladstone characters.

Jacobs, in her social media post also pointed out, “This is the issue when non-Native directors are given the liberty to tell our stories; they center the white perspective and focus on Native people’s pain.”

She added that she would prefer to see a $200 million movie from an Osage filmmaker telling this history, any day of the week while concluding, “And a massive F**k You to the real life, white Oklahomans, who still carry and benefit from these blood-stained headrights.”

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