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Rut Your Rucking Race, Uncle Ruckus: The Boondocks Movie You Didn’t Expect

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Given the popularity of Aaron McGruder’s comic strip-turned cartoon, you could probably have predicted a movie would happen. But it’s probably not so likely you predicted it’d be this one…

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What studio would dare fund a spin-off movie with a protagonist who’s a black handyman who hates black people and is a proponent of flat-out racism?

None. That’s why McGruder has a Kickstarter going. He’s hoping you’ll help him fund it, and has provocatively named donation packages after people he clearly (and in many cases, controversially) considers to be notable racists, from Bull Connor to John Wayne.

It’s a ballsy, bizarre move when you consider that a regular Boondocks animated movie could probably find funding reasonably easily. Though I’d rather see a Gin Rummy/Ed Wuncler III spin-off, I imagine that Charlie Murphy and Samuel L. Jackson don’t come cheap, and getting white actors to lip-sync properly to their audio could be hard.

And you thought Disney was worried about Song of the South (which, by the way, is available on YouTube in its entirety).

I miss having The Boondocks be a newspaper strip. But then I also miss newspapers. Minority opinion, I suspect.

h/t SlyDante

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist