Sometimes it’s good to not overanalyze things. Just shut up and watch the movie. “Undercover Brother” is a good example. It’s a stupid/funny 2002 homage to the 1970s blaxploitation movies in which self-assured black protagonists crack the case and stick it to The Man. It’s not a microcosm of anything, it’s not a symbol of anything, you’re not supposed to be sitting there wondering whether you should be laughing or whether laughing would confirm some ulterior motive by the filmmaker to show that you’re racially insensitive. Like I said, all you honkies just shut up, watch the movie, and laugh.

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