The Not Old Better Show, Movies for Adults Interview Series:
Today’s show is all about the new Spike Lee film, BlacKkKlansman, from Focus Features.
BlacKkKlansman, the true story by author Ron Stallworth, stars John David Washington, Topher Grace, and Harry Belafonte, all of whom we speak with on the episode.
The Not Old Better Show audience will remember in 1978 the community of Colorado Springs, Colorado experienced a growth of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) membership. One man dared to challenge their effort and thwart attempts to take over the city, Police Detective Ron Stallworth.
He launched an undercover investigation into the Klan, gained membership into the organization, briefly served as Klan leader David Duke’s bodyguard, and was eventually asked to be the leader of the Colorado Springs chapter. The irony of this investigation was that Stallworth is… A Black man. In the process he battled internal departmental politics to successfully pull off this “sting.” The new Spike Lee film, released nationwide yesterday, Black Klansman shows how he overcame these obstacles and accomplished this almost unbelievable unique achievement.
This is a great movie, and you’ll love the interviews.