I thought O was a great modern recreation of Othello. By putting the play in a high school setting, with more contemporary language, it really allowed the viewer to understand the complexity of Iago’s plan and focus on the issues of race and gender. I thought this movie highlighted the issue of race and focused less on the issue of gender which Otello really emphasized, in my opinion. One conversation that really stood out to me that focused on the issue of race and a very current topic was when Desi and Odin discussed the use of the n-word. Odin makes the argument he can say it because he is Black and Desi can’t because she is white. Desi argues back saying she should be able to say it because white people invented the word. I think this dialog is very interesting and a current discussion people are still having today. The n-word is deeply routed in African American history and holds a lot of power. Including this discussion between Desi and Odin in the beginning of the movie really shows the complexity of the issues of race at hand throughout the movie.