English 345 Blog Post #6 (The Butler)

As we’ve discussed, genre cycles emerge based on historically-specific communal needs (and to make $$$).  Lee Daniels’s The Butler (2013) is an Obama-era historical drama that seems out-of-date in 2021.  Can you think of more recent historical dramas that seem closer to our era as it pertains to race and history?  What makes those films products of today?  Have the topics in The Butler instead gone toward other genres?