Spike Lee’s “newest joint”, BlacKKKlansman, premieres in theaters this Friday after making it’s debut at the Cannes Film Festival back in May. BlacKKKlansman is based on a memoir by Ron Stallworth, a 1970s narrative of an African American cop who infiltrated the KuKlux Klan eventually becoming the head of a local Colorado Ku Klux Klan chapter.
Despite being an updated version of the memoir, Spike Lee’s motive behind the making of the movie is to ensure Trump does not get a second term in office as the President of the United States.
According to CNN, Spike stated:
“I hope that (viewers would) be motivated to register to vote. The midterms are coming up, then this guy in the White House is going to run again, and what we’re going through is demonstrated, I think, is full evidence (of) what happens when you don’t vote, when you don’t take part in the process.
I know a lot of people who say, ‘F politics, they’re all crooks, whatever.’ But to me, that says, ‘defeatist attitude and we just have to be smarter on who we vote.”