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BlacKkKlansman Trailer – The Trailer for Spike Lee and Jordan Peele’s BlacKkKlansman Unpacks an Awesome True Story
In 1978, a black Colorado Springs, Colorado, police detective named Ron Stallworth infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, and he eventually rose through the ranks of the organization to become the head of a local chapter. While pretending to be a white supremacist, Stallworth gathered intelligence over the phone and sent a white police officer to attend any in-person meetings.
Based on Stallworth’s memoir Black Klansman, the new Spike Lee-directed film BlacKkKlansman stars John David Washington as the real-life police detective who worked to sabotage a number of KKK events. Adam Driver stars as the white officer who Stallworth sends to meetings.
As Stallworth told NPR in 2016:
I was sitting in my office one day, and I was reading the newspaper; came across a want ad or a classified that said, Ku Klux Klan, for information. I eventually spoke with a gentleman over the phone responding to that ad, and the gentleman explained to me that he was starting a Klan chapter in Colorado Springs and was looking for new people.So I told him that I was a white man, that I hated blacks, Jews, Mexicans, Asians; that I thought the white man had not gotten a fair deal in this country; I was really upset because my sister had dated a black guy and it offended me that his black hands had touched her white body; and as a result, I wanted to join the group and do what I could to put a stop to all of this nonsense.
Produced by Jordan Peele and the team behind Get Out, BlacKkKlansman is due out on August 10.