Satirical American Fiction takes aim at Black stereotypes in media

Written by on January 6, 2024

In 1987, writer/director Robert Townsend released Hollywood Shuffle, a satire that confronted the racial stereotypes of Black people in movies and TV. Thirteen years later, writer/director Spike Lee made a similar film with Bamboozled, going even further in his critiques of the industry. Twenty-three years after that, it’s clear that, despite some advances, the issue still remains, as writer/director Cord Jefferson has chosen to . . .

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