Hollywood Shuffle

Although haphazardly paced and scattershot in approach, when it works, this satire on Hollywood's attitudes toward African-Americans is downright hilarious. Bobby Taylor (Robert Townsend) is a struggling young actor trying to land a big role in a "blaxploitation" film entitled "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." His grandmother (Helen Martin) does not approve of...read more

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Hollywood Shuffle - Official Trailer
01:53 — Townsend's semi-autobiographical comedy about a black actor's tough time finding a decent role in Hollywood. 'In Living Color's' Wayans brothers are f (more…)

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Although haphazardly paced and scattershot in approach, when it works, this satire on Hollywood's attitudes toward African-Americans is downright hilarious. Bobby Taylor (Robert Townsend) is a struggling young actor trying to land a big role in a "blaxploi… (more)

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