African American Film Critics Association - Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Introduction and comments following Hollywood Shuffle, 1987, with Shawn Edwards and Edward Adams from the African American Film Critics Association.
Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - Black Acting School
After a couple of introductory vignettes and with spicy language, writer-director Robert Townsend appears in the fantasy sequence, confirming that hes imagining all this while waiting at a Hollywood audition, Grand L. Bush as both Mandingo and Ricky Taylor, also Tony Edwards, in Hollywood Shuffle, 1987.
Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - Sneakin' In The Movies
Another of the more famous digressions, director, co-writer, star and producer Robert Townsend as Bobby, fantasizing as he awaits word on his audition, with Jimmy Woodard as pal Tyrone, imagines himself hosting a knock-off Siskel & Ebert show, with still more not-usually appropriate language, in Hollywood Shuffle, 1987.
Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - Open, There's A Bat In My House
Co-writer (with Keenen Ivory Wayans), director, producer, star and self-financier Robert Townsend opens his famous independent feature, rehearsing in the bathroom, Craigus R. Johnson his little brother, Starletta DuPois his mother, Helen Martin his grandmother, Brad Sanders as Batty, in Hollywood Shuffle, 1987.
Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - They Said I Wasn't Black Enough
At a Hollywood casting call, with plenty of improper language, writer, director, producer and star Robert Townsend as Bobby introduces many from his de facto company, Eugene Robert Glazer, Lisa Mende and Dom Irrera the director, agent and writer, Verda Bridges, Bobby McGee and Rusty Cundeiff among the actors, in Hollywood Shuffle, 1987.