Black Hollywood: They Cloned Tyrone

4/29/2024; 44 minutes

Filmmaker Juel Taylor joins UC Santa Barbara moderator Mireille Miller-Young for a discussion of his film They Cloned Tyrone as part of our Black Hollywood series. Taylor details the development of the film and its narrative and thematic inspirations and ideas. Together, they discuss each of the three main characters and the film's playful subversion of racial stereotypes and Blaxploitation tropes. They also reflect on the film's exploration of conspiracy theories in Black communities. Recorded on 10/10/2023. (#39633)

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