Entergalactic was a beautifully refreshing trauma-free, struggle-free Black love story.
The protagonist is a handsome, kind, black gentleman named Jabari who happens to be the man behind the urban graffiti which his blossoming love interest is a fan of. She’s an artist herself- a feminine, hippie, Black woman named Meadow who takes stunning pictures of metropolitan scenes.
Both of them are gaining notoriety and moving up in their professions. They both live in sleek, sexy downtown lofts, have friends, and get plenty of exercise.
This animated Black love story is not plagued with trauma and struggle. Other than some chain-smoking of marijuana, we don’t see the usual ills that plague Black characters in Hollywood.
Reminiscent of a Spike Lee joint, like She’s Gotta Have It or Mo’ Better Blues, we get to enjoy the beauty of young black artists in love. No trigger warnings were necessary. This soft love story is one you can ease into. It provides a healing, safe experience that is visually appealing, and the tone encourages love. This animation highlights the need for affection and reminds us that it can be healthy and is worth fighting for.
A simple, black love story shouldn’t be so rare in Hollywood, but it is, and Emtergalactic boldly filled that void. The film provided a glimpse of happiness, chivalry, financial success, physical fitness and general self actualization among a population that’s usually portrayed in a backdrop of sadness, addiction, poverty, violence, and death. There’s none of that in Entergalactic, thank God.
Another beautiful and meaningful part of the experience is that Andre 3000 graces the audience by featuring in Kid Cudi’s intro song in the openings scenes of Entergalactic. What more could we ask for?
Entergalactic is a much-needed win for the culture. Thank you, Kid Cudi.