Spoiler Specials

Who Is The Hate U Give For?

Three Slate critics discuss in spoiler-filled detail.

Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Amandla Stenberg, and Common. Common wears a navy police uniform.
Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Amandla Stenberg, and Common in The Hate U Give. Twentieth Century Fox

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss moviesthe occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. In this week’s episode, assistant editor Marissa Martinelli, editorial assistant Rachelle Hampton, and culture writer Inkoo Kang discuss The Hate U Give, starring Amandla Stenberg. How does this adaptation of the YA novel by Angie Thomas represent black trauma? Does the ending take away from its overall message? And who, ultimately, is the movie trying to reach?

Listen to them discuss below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

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