How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired (Comment faire l'amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer) (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired (Comment faire l'amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer) (1990)

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Set in the 1960s this comedy, based on the autobiographical novel of the same title by Haitian author Dany Laferriere this comedy centers on the sexploits of an aspiring African writer living in Montreal. When not clacking away on his novel (same as the title), he is out picking up white women from the local cafes. Known only as "Man," his women remain similarly anonymous, though he does ascribe them names based on the qualities he uses to differentiate them. "Miz Literature" is his main squeeze. The whole idea behind the film is to take a deeper look at racial stereotypes. Unfortunately it only succeeds in leeringly reinforcing them. The title of this film generated considerable controversy in the US. Many major newspapers refused to run the complete title, opting for ellipsis or publishing it in French. The NAACP lobbied unsuccessfully to have the name changed and some theaters refused to show the film.

Cast

Roberta Bizeau
as Miz Literature
Myriam Cyr
as Miz Suicide
Susan Almgren
as Miz Duras
Nathalie Coupal
as Miz Disillusioned
Isabelle L'Ecuyer
as Miz Redhead
Patricia Tulasne
as Miz Feminist
Alexandra Innes
as Miz Oh My God
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Critic Reviews for How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired (Comment faire l'amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Less a conscience-searing tract than a playful good time.

May 21, 2003 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

The film takes its pride in sexual gamesmanship much more seriously than it takes anything else, and it offers no larger context than that of skirt-chasing for the examination of serious ideas.

May 21, 2003 | Rating: 2/5
New York Times
Top Critic

The whole movie is a series of missed possibilities and superficial characters.

May 21, 2003 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Meant as a commentary on racial stereotyping, the bestseller turned motion picture is little more than an offensively titled low-budget look at scoring with white women in Montreal.

May 21, 2003 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

A very soft sex farce that is neither as raunchy as many R-rated comedies nor as funny as it would like to be.

May 21, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The provocative title tells it all.

May 21, 2003 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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