Dolemite is My Name

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There is no greater fashion than 70’s fashion and Dolemite is My name, set to air on Netflix this fall is sure to give us all the 70’s fashion nostalgic that we need. Costume design is lead by the talented Ruth Carter. Carter is known most recently for her costume design for Black Panther and is currently working on Coming to America 2 which is set to debut on 2020. Carter not only went to Twitter to discuss her love for working on set as costume designer, but also acknowledge how Rudy Ray Moore changed comedy and the blaxploitation era with the production of the original Dolemite.

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Dolemite is a 1975 American blaxploitation crime film and is also the name of its principal character, played by Rudy Ray Moore, who co-wrote the film and its soundtrack. Moore, who started his career as a stand-up comedian in the late 1960s, heard around that time a rhymed toast by a local homeless man about an urban hero named Dolemite and decided to adopt the persona of Dolemite as an alter ego in his act. Dolemite is My Name is a behind the scenes look at what Rudy Ray Moore went through in order to become the superstar of not only Dolemite, but other blaxploitation makes that include The Human Tornado, Disco Godfather, and my favorite Petey Wheatstraw.

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Dolemite is My Name features Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, T.I. Snoop Dogg and tons more of black star power. the Craig Brewer directed flick is sure to be a binge worthy Netflix hit. Check out the official Netflix trailer. What 70’s fashions are you looking forward to seeing in the black classic remake.

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