In “Project Power
,” a new supercharged, high-concept Netflix
film and oblique run at the superhero genre; 1) disposable black and brown people in New Orleans are used as guinea pigs for a new experimental street drug that gives users unpredictable and fleeting superpowers for five minutes; 2) a sympathetic cop uses those same narcotics to “level the playing field” in a city riddled with crime and corrupt superiors who pass on amplified bad guys to secretive feds or men in black without accountability; 3) a white teacher tries to humiliate a black student who also moonlights as a teenaged street dealer by night; 4 Marvin Gaye
songs play on the soundtrack to indicate the everyday struggle is real for Bipoc.
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