Ava DuVernay Offers A Personal Review Of “Straight Outta Compton” On Twitter


Like many of us who flocked to the theaters this weekend to see F.Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton, Selma director, and Compton native, Ava DuVernay also couldn’t resist, and had to see what all the hype was about first hand.

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After seeing the film, the Academy-Award nominated director took to Twitter to offer her two cents on the NWA biopic. In a series of tweets, DuVernay brilliantly gives first-hand account of what she says is the accuracy of Gray’s depiction of Compton during the mid to late 80s, as well as dissects the paradox women who love hip-hop often find themselves in.

DuVernay–who in 2012 became the first black woman to win the Sundance Film Festival’s Best Director Prize–also added her own personal account to her Twitter review as she was a teen during the height of it all.

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Check out what Ms. DuVernay had to say.