The trailer for Netflix's new biopic Dolemite Is My Name dropped Monday, and it looks as wacky as the blaxploitation film era it depicts. Based on a true story, it stars Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, a pioneer of the '70s Black action genre that was known for mobsters, pimps, and classic female crime fighters like Foxy Brown. The film shows how Moore went from a raunchy stand-up comedian to a producer, actor, and ringleader who brought together an unlikely group of people to create the 1975 hit Dolemite. The movie is coming to Netflix and select theaters this fall, and features a star-studded cast that includes Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Keegan-Michael Key, and Tituss Burgess.
From the looks of the trailer—which features Murphy pulling organs out of a man's chest and blowing up cars on set—the biopic certainly captures why the genre and all of its over-the-top gore was so shocking at the time.
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