Rapper Turned Director Makes Big Screen Debut
There’s an interesting film dropping tomorrow July 6th. Sorry To Bother You is a satirical look at corporate culture, race, and materialism centered around a young black telemarketer Cassius Green (played by Lakeith Stanfield from FX’s Atlanta) who discovers the magical key to success (sounding really white), propelling him into a macabre universe of material glory and moral ambiguity. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company’s drugged out CEO, who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.
Fearless and ambitious, scathingly funny, and thoroughly original, Sorry To Bother You loudly heralds the arrival of a fresh filming talent repping The Culture in writer and director Boots Riley. Riley is a hip-hop and vet of The Culture as founder of the 90’s political hip-hop group The Coup and was featuring in The Source and worked with artists like Tupac and E-40. He’s released 7 albums one also being titled Sorry To Bother You. The film version is (very) loosely based on time Riley spent as a telemarketer and this debut outing is getting comparisons to Get Out so keep your eyes on Boots Riley as a potential rising star in Hollywood and a Creator For The Culture.
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