This scene alone represents so much about the lives of Black women, from the way Bo thinks of everyone else first, removing barriers and dangers that threaten them, to how she handles it all while putting everyone on alert for the next moves. The entire film is filled with similar points that Black women will find relatable.
Ruth’s name even says something. While Ruth in the Bible was the most loyal person to her family, the Ruth of Fast Color ran away from hers. But how did the Ruth of the film finally control her power? By connecting with and relying on her family.
This film missed its box office moment due to bad PR, lackluster reviews, misleading promos, and a pithy budget. Despite that, Fast Color is an important film, rich in relatable themes. It’s a film that takes stress, exhaustion, anger, and generational curses and folds them into a tale about superpowers in a dying world.
Codeblack's Fast Color is now streaming on Netflix.