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Black Orchid Blooming

by Yessica Garcia Hernandez

In Kill Bill: A XXX Parody, Venus, an assassin, is killed by her boss with the help of her former associates. Left for dead yet having survived her attempted murder, Venus wakes up in a hospital to one of her former associates having sex with a security guard and escapes to exact her revenge on everyone with has wronged her, especially her former boss, Bill.

The scene begins with a local drug distributor, played by Kieran Lee, waiting on a drug kingpin to buy more resources and product. The kingpin, Black Orchid, shows disdain as he is told that he is late for their appointment.Black Orchid, played by Misyy Stone, is a former assassin who becomes a drug dealer after making a deal with Bill after the attempt on Venus’ life. Now using with her real name,Vivian, she is shown to be a powerful and sexually-empowered leader of her own army as her drug empire grew. Head-strong and dangerous, she does not do anything unless it is in her best interest to do so. Nearing a deal with the compromises with a local drug distributor by offering a discount with the caveat of making her orgasm. Stone’s character embodies the duality of both being dominating and dominated.

This scene is important because it is the only scene in the entire movie that includes a black person what is not an extra in the film. Being the only black actress in the film, Misty Stone represents the black interracial fantasy in the film. It is interesting how she is presented in the scene as she is portrayed as wearing all black as to draw attention to her inherent “blackness.” She is also shown as being aggressive, both verbally and sexually. She is shown as being sassy and does not tolerate ineptitude from anyone, whether it be her own army or perspective customers. She is also physically targeted as a sexual object as she is scantily -clad and is shown as being seductive when not being excessively aggressive. The combination of her hostile personality and her inherent sexual agency results in the stereotype of black women as being threatening and sexually active. This shows how embedded stereotypes are in our society and our media, whether in mass media or in niche media.

We learn from the scene that Misty Stone, while her character has sexual agency, is treated no better than a fetishized object. This is reflected in the fact that the main backdrop for the scene is a classic car. Classic cars and the very act of car sex are shown to trigger a certain reaction of fantasy and wonderment that appeases the white male gaze that is so predominant in today’s pornogreaphy. This is no different in how the audience would view Misty Stone: nothing more than an object to titillate one’s fantasy. This brings up the question whether stereotypes, whether bad or good, are harmful or helpful. On one hand, the stereotype of having sexual agency and being unapologetically honest is one way of empowering a person. But on the other hand, stereotypes,whether true or not, only show a small portion of the story and struggle and undermines the uniqueness of each and every person.

Kill Bill: A XXX Parody

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Misty Stone plays Black Orchid, a former assassin who becomes a drug dealer with her own mini army. She compromises with a local drug distributor, looking to buy more product, and offers a discount if he could make her orgasm.

from Kill Bill: A XXX Parody (2015)
Creator: Jakodema
Distributor: Digital Playground
Posted by Yessica Garcia Hernandez
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