- 14 Aug 18
You think the idea of a black KKK insider sounds too crazy to be real? Think again.
In Blackkklansman, visionary filmmaker Spike Lee has created a film that is hilarious, terrifying, tense and all too true. Set in the 1970s, the film details how Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington) – the first black detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department – bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.
Wait, what? A Black man went undercover in the KKK and posed as a racist extremist? Spike Lee is known for being outrageous and satirical, but that premise is just ridiculous, isn’t it?
It’s all too real.