Both films quite seriously question and call out the cretinous conception of "black masculinity" pushed in the idiom.
One editor at National Review—a friend of 30 years—emailed me that he thought my opinions “cretinous.”
Of these cretinous calumnies, there were hundreds afloat for years on end.
1779, from French crétin (18c.), from Alpine dialect crestin, "a dwarfed and deformed idiot" of a type formerly found in families in the Alpine lands, a condition caused by a congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones, from Vulgar Latin *christianus "a Christian," a generic term for "anyone," but often with a sense of "poor fellow." Related: Cretinism (1801).
cretin cre·tin (krēt'n)
A person afflicted with cretinism.
Wrong; inoperative; wretchedly designed; bletcherous (1980s+ Computer)