The Culture Gabfest on Confederate, HBO’s newly announced series.

The Culture Gabfest on HBO’s Controversial Plan to Make a Civil War Alt-History Series

The Culture Gabfest on HBO’s Controversial Plan to Make a Civil War Alt-History Series

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July 29 2017 12:00 PM
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Will Confederate Be an Insensitive Disaster?

The Culture Gabfest on HBO’s newly announced series.

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In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Wednesday’s edition of the Culture Gabfest, Dana, and Stephen are joined by Jamelle Bouie to discuss HBO’s newly announced series Confederate, an alt-history in which the South won the Civil War.

Are the two white dudes behind Game of Thrones really the best showrunners for such a sensitive subject? Will they treat it with the seriousness and depth it deserves, or will it turn into neo-Confederate fan fiction? For Jamelle, there are more problematic things about Weiss and Benioff than their whiteness.

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