In the late 1980s NWA faced boycotts, censorship, and FBI threats. In 2015 their biopic became the nation’s number one film.
After completing this assignment, students should be able to
- Identify the four principle characters: Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Jerry Heller
- Summarize police/community relations in Compton, as presented in the film
- Summarize the band members’ relationships to the recording industry, as presented in the film
- Summarize the role of female characters in the film
- Connect the spoken motif that opens and closes the film–“You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge”–to its plot, characters, and theme
- Straight Outta Compton (F. Gary Gray, 2015)
After you enter your SWAN username and password, the film will open in Swank Digital Campus.
- Straight Outta Compton