DIRECTOR X WANTS YOU TO REMEMBER THE FLY IN SUPERFLY

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Director X wants to make it clear that he’s about the “fly” in his Superfly remake—that’s it.“As much as we need movies that reflect black culture in the state of black folks today, we also need some movies that are simply about black people doing fucking entertaining shit,” he tells me with a chuckle. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: The Toronto-born film and music director would understand a thing or two about entertainment. It’s been an element of his work thanks to some of music’s most indelible images as gifted by his distinct vision: Drake’s drunk uncle BBQ-dance in “Hotline Bling,” Usher’s laser-heavy treatment in “YEAH,” a decade and change of hyper-visuals that gave him the rightful brass to claim his direction with the reimagined classic.The original Superfly of course stood as one of the more enduring films of the Blaxploitation era (dealers, pimps, and fisticuffs against The Man). It fashioned itself in a lo-crime drama set by the vision of Gordon Parks Jr and a 1970s Harlem. African American dealer Youngblood Priest served as the main protagonist who spent a plot line’s worth trying to quit the game by any means necessary. Twitterlast_img

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