AMERICAN FICTION Official Trailer Presents a Satirical Odyssey into Cultural Stereotypes

'American Fiction,' Cord Jefferson’s directorial debut, is a satirical exploration of cultural stereotypes in “Black” entertainment, promising a cinematic journey filled with humor, insight, and a powerful critique of societal narratives
American Fiction

Orion Pictures and MRC, in collaboration with T-Street Production and an Almost Infinite/3 Arts Entertainment Production, present American Fiction, a cinematic tapestry woven with humor, satire, and profound social commentary. Marking the directorial debut of Cord Jefferson, the film is a hilarious yet poignant exploration of society’s inclination towards stereotypical narratives, particularly in the realm of “Black” entertainment. Scheduled to grace select theaters on December 15, with an expansion on December 22, 2023, American Fiction is poised to be a significant contribution to contemporary cinema, offering a fresh lens through which to examine cultural narratives and stereotypes.

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American Fiction unfolds the journey of Monk, portrayed by the brilliant Jeffrey Wright. Monk, a novelist, navigates his frustration and disillusionment with an establishment that seems to thrive on profiting from “Black” entertainment, often marred by overused and offensive tropes. In a bold move to challenge and expose the prevailing hypocrisy, Monk crafts an audacious “Black” book under a pseudonym.

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The book, an embodiment of the outrageous stereotypes he seeks to critique, catapults him into a tumultuous odyssey through the heart of the very madness and hypocrisy he aims to unveil.

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American Fiction

The film boasts a stellar ensemble cast, bringing together a diverse array of talents that promise to infuse the narrative with depth, authenticity, and a multiplicity of perspectives. Jeffrey Wright leads the cast with a powerful portrayal of the protagonist, Monk.

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Accompanying him is a remarkable array of talent, including Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, and Keith David, with special appearances by Issa Rae and Sterling K. Brown. Together, the cast promises to deliver performances that resonate with the film’s thematic richness and satirical essence.

American Fiction emerges as a cinematic exploration of society’s narratives, offering a satirical lens through which to examine the complexities, hypocrisies, and nuances of cultural stereotypes. With its brilliant cast, insightful direction, and a narrative imbued with humor and social commentary, the film is set to be a meaningful contribution to the discourse on representation, stereotypes, and the dynamics of cultural storytelling.

American Fiction releases in select theaters across the USA on December 15, 2023, with additional screenings being added on December 22, 2023.

About American Fiction

American Fiction

Release Date: December 15, 2023 (USA)
Based upon the novel ‘Erasure’ by Percival Everett
Written for the Screen and Directed by: Cord Jefferson
Executive Producers: Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman, Percival Everett
Produced by: Ben LeClair, p.g.a., Nikos Karamigios, p.g.a., Cord Jefferson, p.g.a., Jermaine Johnson, p.g.a.
Production: Amazon MGM Studios, T-Street Production, Almost Infinite/3 Arts Entertainment Production
Distribution: Orion Pictures, MRC
Cast: Jeffery Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, with Issa Rae, and Sterling K. Brown

AMERICAN FICTION is Cord Jefferson’s hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

What impact do you think American Fiction will have on the discourse around cultural stereotypes in entertainment? How do you anticipate audiences will respond to the film’s satirical exploration of societal narratives? Which performances are you most looking forward to witnessing in the film?

Source: MGM

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