"Tropic Thunder" explores the "absolutist view of black and white cultures, as fixed, mutually impermeable expressions of racial and national identity, [which] is a ubiquitous theme in racial 'common sense.'" (Dyer, 146) This example is also a reversal of Dyer's explanation of a "black person becoming white." (Dyer 148) Regardless of the reversal, Downey's portrayal of Lazarus playing a black man still provoked a slight feeling that was "deeply disturbing, setting in motion the anxiety attendant on any loosening of the fixed visibility of the colorized other." (Dyer, 148) However, I found this movie to be very funny which caused Dyer's view which I previously stated to be s0mewhat overlooked, but still vaguely felt.
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