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SeanM Minstrel Shows (117* d) RE: Minstrel Shows 06 Jun 02


The plot of Bamboozled basically follows a struggling black screenwriter in Hollywood. The writer, as a joke more or less based off the "the white producers won't buy quality so I'll give 'em THIS", presents a Minstrel show (I think it's billed "The New Millenium Minstrel Hour", hosted by ManTan & SleepnEat). The show turns out to be an incredible success.

It's not the best of films, and I honestly fear that the message of the film (fairly blunt Spike Lee attack on racism) gets lost behind what are some actually decent Minstrel numbers. There IS a moderately extensive montage at the end of the film featuring some of the 'high' points of blackface and racist portrayals of blacks on film.

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