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Race and Class on the Council Estate: Top Boy Clip #3

by jheanelle brown

In this clip, Heather, a single pregnant woman, is laying the groundwork for her drug-supplying operation. Unlike U.S. shows such as Weeds and Breaking Bad, in which the White protagonists go to the extreme measure of manufacturing and selling drugs to maintain a middle class lifestyle in the face of extenuating circumstances, Heather is an estate resident. She is, again, not positioned as an anomaly, but instead as a minority constituency of Summerhouse.

Race and Class on the Council Estate: Top Boy Clip #3

Single and expecting Heather, a White woman, begins growing marijuana in her council estate flat.

from Top Boy (2011)
Creator: Yann Demange; Ronan Bennett; Channel 4
Distributor: YouTube
Posted by jheanelle brown
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