AKA: It’s Showtime
Directed by: Spike Lee
Starring: Damon Wayans (Pierre Delacroix), Jada Pinkett Smith (Sloan), Michael Rapaport (Thomas Dunwitty), Savion Glover (Manray), Tommy Davidson (Womack)
Country: United States
Genres: Racism, Snuff
Plot – Spoilers:
A black writer for a network, Pierre is in the middle of a personal crisis. On the one hand, at the cost of getting fired, he feels driven to prove the racism in media by creating a controversial show. On the other hand, he looks at his comedian father whom he considers a failure and doesn’t want to end up like.
With his white network boss breathing down his neck, Pierre harks back to the era of blackface and minstrel shows and creates a pilot that goes viral, swallowing in its juggernaut, most of those involved with it.