According to director Robert Eggers, The Northman is an attempt to overcome dangerous stereotypes about the Vikings, such as the idea that they were all-white rather than multicultural.
Hammering Thor: Rewriting History So that All Vikings are Black Lesbians
After debuting in Europe last month, Viking historical action saga The Northman opened in the United States on Friday. At the film’s London premiere, director Robert Eggers said that he was trying to re-appropriate — or maybe the actual word he used was expropriate, dis-appropriate, inappropriate, or extricate — Viking history from the Nordicists and white supremacists and lovers of historical facts who would dare deny that Viking societies were multicultural, progressive, and perfectly in lockstep with everything that filmmakers in 2022 have been led to believe is righteous and pure. (more…)