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Kevin Smith Kirkwood—"Channeling the Spirit of Whitney Houston" (Episode 34)

“When you do something like put a black Huck Finn in front of your face, it forces you to ask deeper questions about race and confront different thoughts in your head because you’re not just sitting listening to words in a pretty story anymore, you have a visual that’s jarring to what your perception of what this young white boy is supposed to look like.”

We chat with Kinky Boots’ Kevin Smith Kirkwood about the universal messages of the Tony-winning musical, what it was like playing Huck Finn in Big River, and how (and why) he keeps the spirit of Whitney Houston alive.

Recommendation: "Whitney" documentary

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