In his hilarious directorial debut, Cord Jefferson confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.
Content advisory: Mature themes, drug use, coarse language.
“Feels like Jordan Peele snuck a bottle of pepper sauce into Alexander Payne’s Thanksgiving dinner.” – Radheyan Simonpillai, CBC Radio