[With his new Fifty Shades of Black movie arriving January 29th and its soundtrack out today, actor Marlon Wayans talks to SOHH about his knack for releasing blockbuster spoof flicks from Don’t Be a Menace to A Haunted House 2.]
We didn’t just spoof white people movies, we really sent up everybody. We’re equal opportunity offenders.
We’ve done this since Don’t Be A Menace with a ton of urban movies made by black filmmakers. That was the first one we did so we’re equal opportunity offenders.
For me, it’s not that I ‘own’ the genre but I have a grip on it because I was raised in it since I was a kid. I remember reading ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ on my bed when I was eight-years-old and my brother took me to see ‘Airplane!’ when I was seven.
So I’m raised in parody. I don’t know, I just love it, I love how pop culture is in it and how you make certain choices and make different things.
I know how to make my audience laugh in movies and I do it on the road doing standup every week.
You’re not always your best but I have a good grip on making people laugh.
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