Watch a trailer for Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, produced by Jordan Peele

Ruben Ruiz
May 16, 2018

Based on some "fo real sh*t" the movie tells the story of a Black police officer (John David Washington) who successfully infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan.

After the world premiere in Competition of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman electrified a sleepy Cannes Film Festival on Monday night, Lee gave the press corps a jolt this afternoon. The cast is stacked, featuring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier and Topher Grace as KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. 'BLACKkKLANSMAN', which pairs Lee with Jordan Peele, has been gaining attention for its interesting story plot.

Check out the trailer below.

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Lee added that the world had to wake up to "right-wing bullshit".

"Lee plays with allusions to Trump and our present-day American mess throughout the film, sometimes more corny and winky than others, but the final minutes remove any semblance of joking", writes Emily Yoshida for Vulture.

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Lee also said Trump - whom he refused to call by name - had "a chance to say we are about love and not hate", and sharply criticized him for not denouncing the KKK.

The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy called the film, "Spike Lee's most flat-out entertaining film in quite a long time, as well as his most commercial".

The trailer bounces back and forth to show a dichotomy between black and white supremacy groups during the 1960s.

Making this feature even more timely and culturally significant is the fact that Lee has chose to release it on August 10th, the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville, Va., white nationalist rally.

Lee also said that the "alt-right bulls**t" has surpassed America and become a global thing that everyone needs to wake up and see.

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