“Navigating Perspectives: Lily Gladstone and Devery Jacobs Discuss ‘Killers of the Flower Moon'”

Lily Gladstone on Devery Jacobs’ Killers of the Flower Moon Criticism: The Hollywood Reporter

In a recent interview, Golden Globe winner Lily Gladstone defended her co-star Devery Jacobs’ right to criticize Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Jacobs had described the film, which explores the Osage murders and a plot to exploit the tribe’s wealth, as “hellfire.” Gladstone, who plays Mollie Burkhart in the film, acknowledged Jacobs’ perspective, emphasizing the importance of Osage reactions to the movie.

Gladstone, a Native woman, expressed her understanding of the trauma Native women might feel seeing such historical atrocities depicted. She highlighted that the film provided an opportunity for many to speak about their experiences. Despite positive buzz regarding Indigenous representation, criticism was not limited to Jacobs, as the film’s Osage language consultant, Christopher Cote, expressed reservations about the white-led perspective. Cote wished for a more Osage-centric viewpoint, questioning Scorsese’s portrayal of the history from the perspective of Ernest Burkhart.

Gladstone recently made history by winning a Golden Globe for her performance, marking a milestone for the Indigenous acting community. Despite differences in opinions, the film has sparked crucial conversations about representation and perspective within the Native community.

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