USA | 2023 | 117’ | 15 | Cord Jefferson | Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross
Monk is a writer whose novels are being overlooked. Frustrated with the establishment profiting from Black creative talent that relies on tired and offensive tropes, he impulsively writes a new novel under a pseudonym. Full of outrageous stereotypes, the book is unexpectedly popular with its white publishers and propels him to the heart of the madness he claims to disdain. A hilarious debut from Cord Jefferson confronting our culture’s hypocrisy with an incredible central performance from the wonderful Jeffrey Wright.