The Best Man Director Malcolm D. Lee On Barriers That Still Exist For Black Filmmakers

When Malcolm D. Lee released his first film, The Best Man, in 1999, it was the first of its kind. We’d see Black people play the best friend, the supporting character, and the extra, but The Best Man gave us multi-dimensional Black characters as leads in a romantic comedy. Since then, representation in film and television has come a long way, but there are still some barriers that Black filmmakers face.

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