December 13, 2005, - 2:42 pm

Fake?: Rap Star’s, Lefty Producer’s Reality Show on Race

By Debbie Schlussel
It’s not like we need another polarizing show focusing on race. But that didn’t stop the FX network from hiring actor/rapper Ice Cube and “filmmaker” R.J. Cutler to do yet another show on it, “Black. White.”
But will the six-part “documentary” on Blacks and Whites made to look like the opposite race be a fake? If Cutler’s previous FX series, “30 Days,” which he did with McDonald’s trasher Morgan Spurlock, is any indication, the answer is a resounding YES!
As I write in the Wall Street Journal (and here), Cutler and Spurlock billed “30 Days” as a “reality” show when it was anything but. It was a fake, with a pre-determined Michael Moore style ending.


Ice Cube: Dividing America, One Fake Race Documentary @ a Time

Just another example of why you shouldn’t believe most of what you see on TV. This unfortunate edition begins in March.

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2 Responses

A big HUH??? WTF on this one…..
YOU usually give us intelligently impaired ‘libs’ a link to look up and understand what you’re raving about, but i haven’t a clue what you’re talking about HERE!!!
IS Ice Cube trying to do another *Do the Right Thing*…the movie that launched Knicks courtside midget/mascot into filmmaker legitimacy??? Or is the Ice Cube/RJ Cutler team doing a latter-day version of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion’???
i COULD google-up what you’re alluding to, but i EXPECT you to give me the lowdown Ms Schlussel…THAT is WHY i reverently read your column!

EminemsRevenge on December 13, 2005 at 3:16 pm

Suspense is killin’ me over whether this’ll be a
makeover of ‘Black Like Me’ by John Howard Griffin, first published in 1961( & re-published last year) about Griffin’s makeover and “life” as a black man, or an original by one trick foo’s like Ice Cube & his yutz partner, to show that thangs are “equal to or worse than” 1961.

jaywilton on December 16, 2005 at 9:52 am

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