Dolemite Is My Name Trailer Shows Bawdy Blaxploitation Biopic

first_imgStay on target ‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting…Good Vibes, Weird Hardware at the Game Devs of Color Expo Nostalgia comes for all things, and Blaxploitation movies are no exception. Recently we’ve seen a surprisingly good Superfly remake as well as a new Shaft movie that fails to honor the legacy of the series despite starring three generations of the character. And now thanks to Netflix Eddie Murphy is starring in a new biopic honoring the late Rudy Ray Moore, one of the original innovators of the genre.Check out the first trailer Dolemite Is My Name.Like a cross between Ed Wood and Netflix’s own The Get Down, this first trailer for Dolemite Is My Name shows the struggles of comedian Rudy Ray Moore. His material is too raunchy to promote, and as an African-American in the mid-70s his opportunities in the entertainment industry are already limited. So he attempts to produce his own movie starring his Dolemite character, and in the process creates one of the all-time Blaxploitation classics.Along with Murphy, the stacked cast includes Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Luenell, Snoop Dogg, and Chris Rock. It’s directed by Craig Brewer, most famous for Hustle & Flow and earning Three 6 Mafia an Oscar. This movie also seems to understand why it’s hard out here for a pimp. And it’s written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who got a blessing from Moore himself before he passed away in 2008.Dolemite Is My Name releases in theaters and streams on Netflix this September. Between a film star biopic and new Scorsese movie The Irishman, Netflix is definitely looking for some more awards this fall. But if you want to catch up on other Blaxploitaion movies, the real streaming TV service to get is still Brown Sugar.last_img

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