MovieFilter about young black news anchor
July 23, 2009 5:39 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for the following movie: late-80s or early-90s vintage dramedy, young black man working for the broadcast news media, fantasy sequences that somehow focused on the protagonist being "not black enough"!

I saw this movie on broadcast tv over the past couple of years and it's been bothering me ever since: what was it? There weren't any actors I recognized. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
posted by chesty_a_arthur to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
That sounds almost like Hollywood Shuffle.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 5:45 PM on July 23, 2009

Probably not it (not about the news, ten years too late), but could it be Vin Diesel's Multi-Facial?
posted by Sys Rq at 5:52 PM on July 23, 2009

Response by poster: No, sadly, it's neither (it does sound like Hollywood Shuffle but it's about news reporters). I think the protagonist has some kind of relationship with a white female reporter at the station but I can't remember whether she's harrassing him or whether they have a one-night-stand.

Sorry, this is so thin!
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 6:12 PM on July 23, 2009

Best answer: Is it Livin' Large?
posted by iconomy at 6:37 PM on July 23, 2009

It doesn't sound like it from your description, but it wasn't Putney Swope was it? If not you should see it.
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 6:54 PM on July 23, 2009

None of these match but are kind of close:

Jungle Fever
Strictly Business
posted by P.o.B. at 7:48 PM on July 23, 2009

Response by poster: Livin' Large! Awesome, thanks everyone.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 8:02 PM on July 23, 2009

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