By Maurice Marion
Is rap really a male art form? Can women feel included, represented, and respected in hip-hop culture? Is it fair for contemporary feminist thinkers to write off hip-hop as chauvinistic and exclusionary? These are the questions director Soleil and producer/editor Sebastian Choe ask in The Life That Chose She, “a visual play of DJ mixes, art, video and interviews produced by young hip-hop women.” Sebastian gives us gorgeous shots and meticulous lighting that make for some real eye candy — check it.