- Actress Lily Gladstone is openly critical Yellowstone for romanticizing the American West and ignoring the nuanced histories of Native Americans.
- Gladstone acknowledges that Native American actors audition Yellowstone had limited opportunities and does not blame them for participating.
- Martin Scorsese’s involvement in Killer of the Flower Moon has led to efforts to ensure accuracy and has altered the film based on input from the Osage Nation community.
Actress Lily Gladstone, best known for her upcoming role in Martin Scorsese Killer of the Flower Moonhas openly criticized Taylor Sheridan’s portrayal of the American West Yellowstone Series. Gladstone, who will star in the upcoming film opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, expressed her dissatisfaction with the film and television industry’s glorification of the American West, specifically calling Yellowstone “delusional!” Regrettable!”
vulture reported that Lily is critical of Gladstone YellowstoneShe didn’t blame the Native American actors involved in the series and admitted that she had auditioned for the show on multiple occasions, as it was one of the few opportunities available to them. “It’s no insult to local talent,” she noted. “I’ve auditioned several times. That’s what we had.”
Yellowstone Criticism has not been alien to him since its inception. Many have accused the series of being “anti-woke,” romanticizing the West, and focusing on a white narrative rather than delving into the region’s more complicated and nuanced stories, particularly those relating to Aboriginal experiences. Sheridan, the creator of Yellowstonehas defended the series, arguing that it revolves around issues such as corporate greed and gentrification.
Earlier this year, Sheridan commented on the criticism, saying:
“They call it ‘the conservative show’ or ‘the republican show’ or ‘the Red State Game of Thrones.'” And I just sit back and laugh. I wonder, “Really?” The show talks about the displacement of Native Americans and the way Native American women were treated, as well as corporate greed, gentrification of the West, and land grabs. Is this a Red State show?”
Gladstone, meanwhile, has previously spoken out about the Scorsese and US efforts Killer of the Flower Moon production team to ensure an accurate portrayal of the Osage Nation. According to Gladstone, this involvement fundamentally changed the film. “Work is better when you let the world flow into the work,” she remarked.
“It was very refreshing how involved the production was [Osage Nation] community. The more the community became interested in our presence, the more engaged they became with the film. It’s a different film than this one [Scorsese] Almost entirely based on what the community had to say about how it was made and what was represented.”
Killers of the Flower Moon: A journey from sudden riches to betrayal and unexpected love
Killer of the Flower Moon is a compelling tale set at the turn of the 20th century when the Osage nation found their fortune in oil and overnight became one of the richest people on earth. This sudden wealth caught the attention of white opportunists, who resorted to manipulation, extortion, and even murder to steal Osage money. Based on real events, the plot revolves around the unexpected romantic connection between characters Ernest Burkhart and Mollie Kyle, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone respectively.
Oscar winner Martin Scorsese is directing Killer of the Flower Moona screenplay by Eric Roth and Scorsese, with an impressive cast of actors including Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, John Lithgow, Brendan Fraser, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins and Jillian Dion, and based on a best selling book by David grain.
On October 6th the limited release of Killer of the Flower Moonfollowed by a larger release on October 20th.