The Boys Did Not Hesitate To Take a Cheeky Dig At Sandra Bullock’s Now Controversial Movie The Blind Side

One of the scenes from The Boys took an indirect shot at Sandra Bullock's Oscar-winning performance in The Blind Side.

The Boys Did Not Hesitate To Take a Cheeky Dig At Sandra Bullock's Now Controversial Movie The Blind Side

SUMMARY

  • The Boys is known for its unfiltered and unhinged approach to dramatizing and parodying both fictional and real-life situations.
  • In the past, The Boys parodied Sandra Bullock's controversial film The Blind Side, portraying A-Train, a troubled African-American superhero, as a troubled individual from the South side.
  • The film's portrayal of black people as submissive to white authority was controversial due to the portrayal of Michael Oher in the protagonist's history.
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Superhero projects in the film industry today are more likely to be toned down and mass-appealing versions from the comics unless those superheroes are from Prime Video’s The Boys, In which case, the premises can only get from crazy to absolutely insane and nothing less. With more than three seasons, two spin-off series, and a fourth season incoming, this trend isn’t looking to stop.

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A still from The Boys
A still from The Boys

From the very existence of the supes to the absolutely unhinged manner, the show tackles both fictional and real-life instances and situations in a dramatized and parodying manner. Its unfiltered nature ruffles many feathers on the daily. Thus, it won’t be surprising to hear that the production allowed themselves to create a parody of Sandra Bullock’s The Blind Side, and this time, it was A-Train who got the controversial treatment.

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The Boys Parodied Sandra Bullock’s Controversial Film The Blind Side 

Jessie T. Usher as A-Train in a still from The Boys
Jessie T. Usher as A-Train in a still from The Boys

One of the only superhero projects that can claim to be completely unhinged and off the rockers is The Boys, primarily because it doesn’t care who it blasts or offends if it means it could make the audience satisfied. Thus, the show also isn’t afraid to parody or troll the living goodness out of something that is either already established or a growing trend.

In the past, the show did exactly this by using Sandra Bullock‘s Award-winning film The Blind Side as source material for their parody featuring A-Train.

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Towards the end of the last season, we are introduced to the fact that A-Train will be getting a biopic, which would retell an overly exaggerated and factually inaccurate life story of one of The Seven.

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The film would portray the superhero as a troubled individual from the South side with all the typical gang member tropes often stereotyped with people from the African-American community, who will be taken in by a white individual who will help him mend his ways. This was a spot-on plot narration of The Blind Side, where a white family adopts a black individual to try to give him a better life.

Despite the film earning the Bird Box actress her Academy Award for Best Actress, it was controversial for the portrayal of the protagonist Michael Oher played into Uncle Tom’s stereotypes about black people as submissive to white authority.

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What Was The Blind Side About?

A still from The Blind Side
A still from The Blind Side

Based on the real-life tale of American Football star Michael Oher, The Blind Side tells the tale of a young boy’s journey from rags to riches.

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The film tells us about a young homeless African-American boy who is at his last leg and is suffering from a troubled history. But his fate starts to change when he is adopted into a caucasian family. Slowly but surely, the young boy starts to get on his feet once more, and with the help of his family, he starts his journey into the world of American Football.

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