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Special Guest: John Strausbaugh

Burn some cork, put on your tap shoes and get ready to put on the “coon show” to end all “coon shows” as we talk about Spike Lee’s 2000 satire of African-American representation in culture, Bamboozled. The film stars Damon Wayans as a TV writer who wants to get fired, so he creates the most racist show in history. Only to discover, it’s a massive hit!

Joining us this week as special guest co-host is writer/radio personality Jay Scott Smith.


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Buy the Bamboozled DVD
Buy the Bamboozled soundtrack
Visit the official Spike Lee website
Buy Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Cultureby John Strausbaugh
Read Jay Scott Smith’s Knowing Your Place: A Commentary on Jordan Davis and My “Black” Life
Visit the official John Strausbaugh website
Follow guest co-host Jay Scott Smith on twitter
Follow Spike Lee on Twitter
For a similar satire of media and African-Americans, check out our Putney Swope episode

About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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