More than 20 years after the release of the original, and after more than 20 years of hardcore gentrification, we now have the sequel to Spike Lee’s 1989 classic “Do the Right Thing” that we never knew we wanted. In a hilarious clip from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” we see “Do the Right Thing 2: Do the White Thing.”
In the new, gentrified Brooklyn, there are portable record players instead of boomboxes, white converse instead of Nikes, artisan ice cubes, tweed sweaters and all day marathons of “This American Life.”
A far cry from the racially charged conflict of Lee’s film, the bit pokes fun at the deeply gentrified, mostly white climate of Brooklyn and how things have changed since the 80s. Brooklynites now do the “white thing” and riot over water conservation, unsorted garbage, a lack of thrift shop finds and a disturbing reluctance to sell quinoa at the local pizzeria.
The above video is packed with celebrity cameos, including Jay Duplass, Zoe Deschanel, Andrew Rannells, Billy Crudup and Rami Malek as the hilarious “Vinyl Raheem.”