Date: November 15, 2018
“With reason, dark humor, and fabulous costumes, ex-academic turned video essayist Natalie Wynn makes ContraPoints, her YouTube channel tackling social justice issues with an eye towards reaching wider audiences than progressives alone, last month surpassing 4,000 supporters on Patreon and over 8 million views on YouTube.
Recorded in September 2018 at XOXO, an experimental festival in Portland, Oregon for independent artists and creators who work on the internet. For more, visit https://xoxofest.com
ContraPoints on YouTube:
I’m not really sure what all to make of ContraPoints…though, what I’ve seen of it has been intriguing.
As Natalie says…she plays different characters, which are juxtaposed in dialogue with each other…dialogue which is directly taken, from popular social talking points.
I find the form to be really interesting…though it hasn’t always been clear to me, if Natalie is taking a concrete side…or just displaying two sides of an issue.
Her comments on the problems in Twitter culture, are quite relevant.
It seems…some people on Twitter live, just to take down other people.