December 12th, 2014: Pootie Tang

Pootie Tang

Cast and Crew:   Louis C. K. (Writer, Director, Producer); Chris Rock (Producer);  J B Smoove, Jennifer Coolidge, Robert Vaughn, Wanda Sykes, Reg E. Cathy, Chris Rock, Dave Attell, J.D. Williams, Andy Richter, Kristen Bell, David Cross, Missy Elliott, Bob Costas, Conan O’Brien, Gwyneth Paltrow

What It’s About: Folk hero musician actor Pootie Tang (Lance Crouther) fights Corporate America, who want him to endorse addictive products.

Why Watch it Today?: The character Pootie Tang first appeared on The Chris Rock Show on this date in 1997.  The film based on the character is a very odd, occasionally hilarious folk tale spoof of Blaxploitation tropes and pop culture in general.

One comment on “December 12th, 2014: Pootie Tang

  1. geelw says:

    One absolutely needs to be in the proper mood to sit through this flick. I didn’t like it initially, but it kept making me laugh, so I ended up not hating it entirely. Still it’s an acquired taste for sure…

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