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Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

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Director: Robert Townsend Run Time: 82 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1987

Starring: Craigus R. Johnson, Helen Martin, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend, Starletta DuPois

Screenwriters: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend

Producers: Robert Townsend, Lydia Nicole

Vidiots welcomes two iconic writer-directors – Robert Townsend and Cord Jefferson – for a special conversation and screening of Townsend’s sharp movie-making satire Hollywood Shuffle

Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film “Jivetime Jimmy’s Revenge.” When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the title role, he has a series of conflicted dreams satirizing African-American stereotypes in Hollywood, and must reconcile his career goals with his desire to remain a positive role model for his little brother. Insightful, smart, and hilarious, Hollywood Shuffle skewers the industry’s treatment of Black talent with savage wit and intelligence.


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