Tuesday, July 29, 2014

That's Not My Baby: Katt Williams in School Dance (Video)

In this Katt Williams clip, the comedian plays a prison inmate named Darren who asks, "Who's goddamned white baby is that?" The clip's been circulating on Facebook without the movie's title but the caption "When a woman tries to put a baby on you that you know ain't yours."

Williams sneaks in a sociopolitical observation, and the scene is so funny that I had to look up its origins. The clip comes from the new movie School Dance, directed by Nick Cannon.  Posted by Lionsgate Unlocked on Youtube, it's simply titled there "Prison Visit."

Complex.com indicated in June that the movie was soon-to-be released, but this is the first time I've heard of it. It was released July 2, says IMDB.

If this clip is evidence of its humor, then the movie should be hilarious, but if the whole thing is as funny as this Katt Williams clip, then wouldn't someone have been talking about it before now?

Paste Magazine says the movie (Cannon's directorial debut) is not funny, but full of offensive stereotypes, so maybe that explains the film's low profile.

The more I think about it, the more I think that I may have heard something about this movie and ignored it thinking the news was about Spike Lee's old movie, School Daze. Last year that movie was 25 years old, and Spike has been talking about a sequel.

Cannon's movie should have gone for a name that didn't sound so similar to Lee's classic movie.

In any case, enjoy this Katt Williams clip!

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