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BAADASSSSS!

Baadasssss! is a 2003 American biopic, written, produced, directed by, and starring Mario Van Peebles. The film is based on the struggles of Van Peebles’ father Melvin Van Peebles (played by Mario himself), as he attempts to film and distribute Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, a film that was widely credited with showing Hollywood that a viable African-American audience existed, and thus influencing the creation of the Blaxploitation genre. The film also stars Joy Bryant, Nia Long, Ossie Davis, Paul Rodriguez, Rainn Wilson, and Terry Crews.Mario Van Peebles – Melvin Van Peebles – Melvin (played by his real-life son, Mario), has recently found success with his movie Watermelon Man. Although he’s offered a three-picture contract by Columbia Pictures, Melvin is pushed by his agent, Howie Kaufman, to follow up with a comedy. Disgusted by the mainstream film portrayal of African-Americans as either villains or comic relief, Melvin decides to make a film with “ghetto realism” to portray the black community as he knows it. This is underscored in the opening credits of Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, with the line “Starring: The Black Community”. The movie follows Melvin through all the trials and tribulations he faces in his effort to bring his message and movie to the big screen.


GENRE: Drama/Indie
LANGUAGE: English
URL: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367790/
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