Osaka - Netflix trailer

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Deleted member 771911

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In hindsight, dashed with a touch of cynicism (cough), the RG debacle and Wimbledon withdrawal makes sense. Osaka was talked about on news channels where tennis is an afterthought and was all over international media. Plenty of people who never knew who she was, do now. Oh, look, she has a netflix show out!
 

Forehanderer

Professional
She has an autobiography too? That strikes me as very arrogant, at her age. I used to be a fan, but I’m slowly losing my interest.
No not her atleast not that I know of. Im saying in general most players release their AB before retirement. But definitely the documentary at this stage with her "mental issues" is dodgy.
 

FatHead250

Professional
Have not seen this trailer and will never ever click on it. Tennis is better off without this whiny malcontent. Just go away please... And why is a supposed introvert that wants to be left alone making a movie about herself.
Why would an introvert not want to make a movie about herself? Introverts haven't got weaker life ambitions, and making a movie is one of those ambitions.

But the movie is obviously made to appeal to some kind of audience. With the hardworkign asian mum and come from the poor black dad bit. If she had white parents, everybody would laugh instead of "inspired"
 

steenkash

Hall of Fame
Thankfully, hardly anybody watches shows on Netflix, so she doesn't have to worry about being in the spotlight!
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Have not seen this trailer and will never ever click on it.
..and that means absolutely nothing.

Tennis is better off without this whiny malcontent. Just go away please...

One can conclude that your hatred of Osaka popped into existence *like magic* the second she spoke about the most important sociopolitical problem of the era.

And why is a supposed introvert that wants to be left alone making a movie about herself.
Sigh. Being an introvert does not prevent one from using another medium to express themselves in a way they will not in public.


We need to boycott all things Osaka to preserve our mental health.
Thankfully, that will not happen, as this "we" you're referring to are--at best--an isolated little group of wannabe anarchists. Osaka is one of the most known and popular tennis players in the world, a woman who is now known beyond the sport, so yes, this young woman with a admirable conscience is popular and has been a great, positive story in tennis.


Guys she (+management team) is playing the world like a fiddle. The funny part is no one realizes what's happening. She will laugh her way to the bank.
...and undoubtedly, the people spewing hatred at her are just the type of fools who "hate watch" those they despise, so is safe to say they will be among those who will pay for anything associated with / based on Osaka.
 

MrFlip

Professional
The Big Three all have Foundations that purport to advocate and work for all sorts of worthy causes, and the Foundations all bear their name so I guess you're just plain wrong.
Wow. To avoid admitting you're wrong about Osaka. To avoid calling her out as a narcissist, you point the finger at charities bearing the name of the Big 3 calling them self-centered.

Ok
 

Keizer

Hall of Fame
Barkley was 100% correct when he said athletes shouldn’t be considered role models. All of them are profiting off components of the very systems they protest against. I would personally never consider an athlete’s support of a cause a worthy reason to support it myself.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
You don't think it's a tad vainglorious, even narcissistic, to do good works by blaring out your name, obtaining tax advantages, and employing the family?

Wow. To avoid admitting you're wrong about Osaka. To avoid calling her out as a narcissist, you point the finger at charities bearing the name of the Big 3 calling them self-centered.

Ok
 

HBK4life

Professional
So does this strike anyone else as suspicious?

They have had a documentary in the works all along about Osaka's mental health struggles and the pressure she faces? And just before it releases, she pulls these stunts withdrawing from slams to preserve her mental health, thus generating more interest in this snooze-fest production from Netflix?

What a coinky-dink ;)
It’s all a work.
 

milk of amnesia

Hall of Fame
She used to strike me as one of the sweetest, funniest, most likeable personalities in all of sports, and now she comes across as just another stuck up diva complaining about the minor inconveniences associated with a lifestyle affording her millions of dollars and just as many fans.
The sad thing is that Naomi probably was one of the sweetest, funniest, most likeable personalities in all of sports, but it seems quite clear that greed and bad management have gotten in the way. She should be out playing tennis, but instead she is focused on marketing herself and making as much money as she possibly can as fast as she can. Right now she reminds me of one of those teenaged Hollywood stars that totally flame out before they become an adult.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Men often prefer child-like women.

The sad thing is that Naomi probably was one of the sweetest, funniest, most likeable personalities in all of sports, but it seems quite clear that greed and bad management have gotten in the way. She should be out playing tennis, but instead she is focused on marketing herself and making as much money as she possibly can as fast as she can. Right now she reminds me of one of those teenaged Hollywood stars that totally flame out before they become an adult.
 

Fedinkum

Legend
The sad thing is that Naomi probably was one of the sweetest, funniest, most likeable personalities in all of sports, but it seems quite clear that greed and bad management have gotten in the way. She should be out playing tennis, but instead she is focused on marketing herself and making as much money as she possibly can as fast as she can. Right now she reminds me of one of those teenaged Hollywood stars that totally flame out before they become an adult.
Right off the bat when she bursted onto the scene, she gave me this vibe that she wanted to model her public persona on Serena, which was probably contray to her real personality. That was always my problem with her.
 
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Blade0324

Hall of Fame
I have never liked Osaka! She has come across as a Whiney baby ever since she came on the scene. She thinks she is somehow important, but she is less than worthless! Tennis is her job and doing media is part of said job! Suck it up and do it or quit! No one cares what you think or if you’re too mentally weak! The rules should not change for one person!
 

TennisDawg

Hall of Fame
I watched two entertaining Womens Semifinals matches. The commentating was all about tennis. It was really nice not having distractions. I hope Naomi can figure it out. It’s too bad she finds the commentary and press so painful that she’s traumatized by it. As a tennis fan I can do without the distraction. If she chooses to come back, just leave the baggage at the door. If she can’t do that maybe professional tennis is too painful for her. It’s her loss. Tennis will survive.
 
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Moose Malloy

G.O.A.T.
getting good reviews

The three episodes (each roughly 40 minutes) follow Osaka over two years, elegantly mapping the development of her craft and her voice. Bradley, known for her stunning 2020 Oscar-nominated documentary about the American carceral system, Time, is a masterful storyteller. Her directing philosophy feels like a practice of shaping narratives with her subjects firmly in mind. She teases out who they are and asks how they retain a sense of self, a kind of individuality, within larger systems. It’s a pleasure, then, to see the director successfully apply her sensitive eye and impressionistic style to Osaka, an introverted celebrity forced to live some of her most challenging moments publicly. The resulting work is a poetic, nimble and poignant portrait of young adulthood.

 

rabidranger

Rookie
Big Osaka Fan as a player, not so much for her idea of activism and off-putting disdain for the US it seems.
She's really no different than a lot of young people her age. A general sense of loathing for the country they grew up in. Maybe she'll move to Japan permanently.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Is that her fault or is there not as much likeable about your country anymore?

She's really no different than a lot of young people her age. A general sense of loathing for the country they grew up in. Maybe she'll move to Japan permanently.
 
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rabidranger

Rookie
Is that her fault or is there not as much likeable about your country anymore?
I'm not assigning blame-just an observation. She obviously likes something about living in the U.S. or she wouldn't live here. She has choices and can live anywhere she chooses. Since she has such an affinity for Japan that would seem to be an obvious choice, or maybe she can put her money where her mouth is and move to Haiti.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
You don't have to like a country to live there. Every country gives birth to a raft of them every year. In any event, isn't being a part of a country also criticising its failings to make it better?

I'm not assigning blame-just an observation. She obviously likes something about living in the U.S. or she wouldn't live here. She has choices and can live anywhere she chooses. Since she has such an affinity for Japan that would seem to be an obvious choice, or maybe she can put her money where her mouth is and move to Haiti.
 

rabidranger

Rookie
You don't have to like a country to live there. Every country gives birth to a raft of them every year. In any event, isn't being a part of a country also criticising its failings to make it better?
She doesn't want to appear to be identified with the U.S. in any way other than to criticize it-that's the point. Like I said, she can move to Japan which has a less than stellar reputation for it's treatment of minorities.
 

Moose Malloy

G.O.A.T.
It's interesting how triggered so many tennis fans are by Osaka's support of BLM. Her activism is so mild compared to an Arthur Ashe(he "criticized" the US a lot more than she did) yet he was beloved for it.
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
It's interesting how triggered so many tennis fans are by Osaka's support of BLM. Her activism is so mild compared to an Arthur Ashe(he "criticized" the US a lot more than she did) yet he was beloved for it.
I think people are triggered because they see it as virtue signalling. They see her as a 23 year old kid, with millions in the bank, living an upper-middle class privileged life, attaching herself to a cause/movement for her own personal gain, rather than doing anything to actually help that cause.

So I believe that's where the anger comes from. No one gets angry at people who actually help. They get angry at people who virtue signal (and there are lots of those type of people on social media these days).
 
She doesn't want to appear to be identified with the U.S. in any way other than to criticize it-that's the point. Like I said, she can move to Japan which has a less than stellar reputation for it's treatment of minorities.
Osaka literally grew up in U.S. (Florida). She doesn’t speak much Japanese at all (can watch videos for confirmation). English is her native tone.

She represents Japan because it was easier for her to get sponsorship from Japan when she was young (nothing wrong there). She could represent U.S. since she has dual-citizenship.

She won’t live in Japan since Japanese won’t put up with her diva behavior. Plus at heart she is nothing like a Japanese (other than her mom is from Japan).
 

rabidranger

Rookie
Osaka literally grew up in U.S. (Florida). She doesn’t speak much Japanese at all (can watch videos for confirmation). English is her native tone.

She represents Japan because it was easier for her to get sponsorship from Japan when she was young (nothing wrong there). She could represent U.S. since she has dual-citizenship.

She won’t live in Japan since Japanese won’t put up with her diva behavior. Plus at heart she is nothing like a Japanese (other than her mom is from Japan).
I agree with much of what you are saying although she doesn't have U.S. citizenship anymore. She had to give it up as Japan doesn't recognize dual-citizenship.
 
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