Saturday, December 09, 2006
Dixie Chicks:Shut Up and Sing
In 2003, during a Dixie Chicks performance in London, Natalie Maines made a derogatory comment about George Bush. It changed the careers of those women forever. Shut Up and Sing is a documentary that follows the events in the 3 years since that fateful comment. The comment aroused accusations of communism, they were banned on radio, concert ticket sales suffered and death threats were launched. I think it shows just how volatile the political atmosphere in America has become. These women are strong, smart and stick to their guns. Right or wrong, this film looks at the right to free speech, and the backlash that can occur when it is exercised.