Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

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Bobby (Robert Townsend) feels guilty that his acting debut as a street pimp will enforce negative stereotypes of African-Americans.

Directed by Robert Townsend.

Released in 1987 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Grandmother
  • character-type: Pimp
  • character-type: Child
  • character-type: Mother
  • character-type: Actor
  • action: Prepare
  • action: Watch
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: Spoofs and Satire
  • secondary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: Showbiz Comedies
  • mood: Quirky
  • mood: Witty
  • mood: Funny
  • prop: Mirror
  • prop: Costume
  • prop: Cash
  • setting: Bathroom
  • setting: Kitchen
  • theme: Values
  • theme: Race
  • theme: Guilt
  • actor: Starletta DuPois
  • actor: Craigus R. Johnson
  • actor: Helen Martin
  • actor: Robert Townsend
  • director: Robert Townsend
  • producer: Richard Cummings Jr.
  • producer: Robert Townsend
  • producer: Carl Craig
  • cinematographer: Peter Deming
  • composer: Patrice Rushen
  • composer: Udi Harpaz
  • editor: W.O. Garrett
  • production-designer: Melba Katzman Farquhar
  • role-name: Stevie Taylor
  • role-name: Bobby Taylor
  • role-name: Bobby's Mother
  • role-name: Bobby's Grandmother
  • screenwriter: Robert Townsend
  • screenwriter: Dom Irrera
  • screenwriter: Keenen Ivory Wayans
  • year: 1987
  • studio: MGM