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Trailer For Mockumentary ‘Thugs, The Musical’ (Starring David Alan Grier) + Screening Date

Trailer For Mockumentary 'Thugs, The Musical' (Starring David Alan Grier) + Screening Date

A project we first highlighted 2 years ago, when we posted its Kickstarter campaign (the filmmaker successfully raised over $10,000).

2 years later, we are told that it’ll be screening in NYC, on December 15, as part of the New York No Limits 2012 Film Summit.

The mockumentary short film, titled Thugs, The Musical, follows Michael Gardner (played by Kevin Avery), a frustrated, sightly delusional, and extremely non-urban black actor who writes, directs & stars in a disastrous musical to prove to Hollywood and the world that he can “act black.

Avery wrote the screenplay, which was directed by Liam Sullivan, with a cast that also includes David Alan Grier, Margaret Cho, Rachel True, Prodigal Sunn, Kenn Michael, and Baron Vaughn.

It features original music from Avery and Alex Burke of Magnolia Memoir.

Tickets to the 7pm screening on the 15th, are $12 and can be purchased HERE.

Check out the trailer below:

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this is garbage

"Black Acting School" sketch from Hollywood Shuffle covered the EXACT same ground and much better.

this looks like a sketch from a bad late night talk show

Geneva Girl

This reminds me of that movie that Robert Townsend Jr. made in 1987, Hollywood Shuffle.

D.C. Kirkwood

Love this. I have heard that some actors are asked to do silly stuff just like this to get a part. Ive been a fan of David Alan Grier for along time. He is killing it in that lime green suit.

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