In A Poetic Way, It Would Also Make A Great Weekly Series; Sort Of A Black 30 Rock

You know, as much as I love the razor sharp satire of Bamboozled, in a lot of ways, I think Dancing in September does a much better job exploring the nature of the black sitcom and the way the coonery we hate comes to the screen.  The criminally underrated Reggie Rock Bythewood wrote and directed this inside look  at how television and race intersect, Nicole Ari Parker and Isiah Washington personify very balanced statements on the value of working inside and outside the system and the sequence demonstrating how a well-meaning look at black life becomes a spectacle is as chilling now as it was a decade ago.  Good stuff…


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