Spike Lee

Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan reviews Spike Lee's newest movie, Bamboozled. It stars Damon Wayans as a Harvard educated network television writer who's the only black writer on staff. Pushed to create a hip TV program about urban blacks or be fired, the writer comes up with Mantan, the New Millennium Minstrel Show, a demeaning program that exploits every racial stereotype imaginable. Turan says it's the harshest of Lee's films.

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