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'American Fiction' Starring Jeffrey Wright Challenges Stereotypes, Hypocrisy With Hilarious Wit

Updated with the trailer (10/16/23)

American Fiction's Jeffrey Wright

Storytelling and representation are at the forefront of cultural discussions. Although the TV/film industry has done better in making sure that Black people are represented, there is still a need for our stories to be told. Stories that are bold, different and culturally relevant.

Orion's American Fiction is an interesting story that explores stereotypes and hypocrisy in a thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud way.

This satirical comedy, marking Cord Jefferson's directorial debut, offers a new perspective on the complex issues surrounding race and entertainment.

American Fiction's Erika Alexander and Jeffrey Wright

American Fiction introduces us to Monk, portrayed by the talented Jeffrey Wright, a frustrated novelist who has had enough of the entertainment industry's exploitation of racial stereotypes. With a culture that often reduces people to outrageous caricatures, Monk decides to take matters into his own hands. He adopts a pen name and embarks on the audacious journey of writing an outlandish "Black" book that lampoons the very tropes he despises.

American Fiction's Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Uggams

As Monk's literary creation gains traction and becomes a sensation, he finds himself thrown into the heart of the very hypocrisy he set out to expose. The film navigates the blurred lines between satire and reality, offering a humorous take on the consequences of challenging societal norms and expectations.

American Fiction's Sterling K. Brown

American Fiction's Issa Rae

American Fiction is based on the novel Erasure Percival Everett and features Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, and the dynamic duo of Issa Rae and Sterling K. Brown.

American Fiction's Cord Jefferson

American Fiction is set to hit select theaters on November 3, with an expansion on November 17.


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