Comedy

Dolemite Is My Name

In select theaters and on Netflix this Fall

 

Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany that turns him into a word-of-mouth sensation: step onstage as someone else. Borrowing from the street mythology of 1970s Los Angeles, Moore assumes the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables. However, his ambitions exceed selling bootleg records deemed too racy for mainstream radio stations to play. Moore convinces a social justice-minded dramatist (Keegan-Michael Key) to write his alter ego a film, incorporating kung fu, car chases, and Lady Reed (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), an ex-backup singer who becomes his unexpected comedic foil. Despite clashing with his pretentious director, D’Urville Martin (Wesley Snipes), and countless production hurdles at their studio in the dilapidated Dunbar Hotel, Moore’s Dolemite becomes a runaway box office smash and a defining movie of the Blaxploitation era.


Comics and rappers have praised Moore as a pioneering influence over the past few decades, and Dolemite Is My Name is a hilarious celebration of a singular talent who made his own legend. From director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Empire); Emmy and Golden Globe-winning writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. O.J. Simpson); and the producing team of Oscar and Golden Globe nominee John Davis (Ferdinand, Joy), Golden Globe nominee John Fox (Joy) and Murphy; the film features an all-star supporting cast — including Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Snoop Dogg, Ron Cephas Jones, Barry Shabaka Henley, Tip 'TI' Harris, Luenell, Tasha Smith — plus costumes designed by Academy Award winner Ruth E. Carter (Black Panther). 


Directed by: Craig Brewer

Produced by: John Davis, John Fox, Eddie Murphy

Screenplay by: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss 

Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Snoop Dogg, Ron Cephas 

Jones, Barry Shabaka Henley, Tip ‘TI’ Harris, Luenell, Tasha Smith, and Wesley 

Snipes

Edited by: Billy Fox

Costume Designer: Ruth E. Carter 

Production Designer: Clay Griffith

Sideshow Partners with Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias to Debut New Collectibles

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Sideshow is excited to reveal a brand-new collaboration with acclaimed comedian and actor Gabriel Iglesias, known on the comedy stage as Fluffy. For the first time, fans will be able to bring home a number of unique and exciting collectibles inspired by Fluffy’s likeness and comedic legacy.

The Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias Designer Toy, available now from Sideshow’s Unruly Industries™, brings the funny to your home collection in a stylish format. This vinyl collectible captures Fluffy’s larger-than-life personality and can be displayed anywhere you need to add a little extra humor to your day. Fans will also be able to get their hands on an upcoming Gabriel Iglesias plush toy that gives the name Fluffy a whole new meaning!

As a dedicated collector himself, Fluffy will also be making an appearance at Sideshow’s official booth (#1929) at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Fans can meet the comedy titan himself and check out the designer vinyl toy in person at the booth during the convention weekend. More details about Fluffy’s appearance at the Sideshow booth will be available closer to the event.

Celebrate pop culture with Sideshow at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 all weekend long at Booth #1929, and get your laughs with these new exciting Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias licensed collectibles.

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