American Fiction

Monk is a novelist, frustrated with how the establishment profits from “Black” entertainment based on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk writes his own outlandish “Black” book under a pen name, propelling him into the hypocrisy and madness he claims to disdain. Tony® and Emmy® Award-winner Jeffrey Wright leads the cast of this wickedly bold and smart comedy about the commodification of marginalised voices with his portrayal of Thelonious “Monk” Ellison, a respected author and professor of English literature at a predominately white institution, who experiences professional and personal events that force him to reexamine the terms of his integrity, ideals, and artistic existence. A fearless, funny, and provocative tale, that shines a thoughtful and thought-provoking light on the concept and construct of race, identity, and family that aims to unify.ComedyPT1H57M15
Jeffrey Wright
Tracee Ellis Ross
Erika Alexander
Leslie Uggams
Sterling K. Brown
John Ortiz
Issa Rae
Adam Brody
Cord Jefferson
Cord Jefferson
Nikos Karamigios
Ben LeClair
Jermaine Johnson
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