Episode 105: Bamboozled

April 26, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2000 Spike Lee film, Bamboozled. Taking a satirical, and sometimes not so satirical, look at how the media portrays Black people in the modern age.

When a highly educated Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) decides to pitch an insane idea of a modern day minstrel show to his racist boss in hopes of showing just how bigoted the network’s views were, things backfire and the show is a massive success. Pitting the notion of cooning, desires for success, and a willingness to stand for what is right are all pitted against one another in what is easily Spike Lee’s most controversial films to date.