The last time Tate Taylor worked with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer it was on The Help, a dream project Taylor brought to the big screen based on the book his childhood friend Kathryn Stockett wrote. The movie opened to great success, making over $100 million and eventually earning 4 Oscar nominations. All good so far. The film featured an array of women and African American actresses, the only film that year to represent communities other than white communities. But the thing about The Help was that it wasn’t acceptable to the black community (understandable; too many maids for too many generations on American film) and it wasn’t acceptable to the white community (educated white people chafe at the notion of ‘whitey saves the day’ movies). The film, and its director, became a lightning rod for politically correct eruptions all over the web.