AN APOLOGY TO SPIKE LEE
NEW YORK – Today Studio Exec caused egregious offence and possibly super Red Hook Horror to the film maker, hat model, and visionary Spike Lee (For that Story See Here), by writing a story about how he had criticised Lee Daniels’ Lee Daniels’ The Butler (FOR THAT STORY READ HERE) and we are so sorry.
Pretty much none of it was true. Though the way Spike Lee went at us … but none of it was true.
We wish… no wait, I … me, the Studio Exec wholeheartedly wish to say sorry.
And in no way do I want this to be jokey and ironic and stupid.
This is serious.
I upset the man who made Do the Right Thing, so I want to do the right thing.
I disturbed the man who made She’s Gotta Have It and Malcolm X, and I don’t want to wait until The 25th Hour before I… oh wait did you see what I did there?
In my defence Spike did make Inside Man and Miracle at St. Anna, and even as he complained about having words put in his mouth, the Italian partisans slandered in that… no wait, that’s not the point. What I discovered today was the man who made Bamboozled has not as broad a sense of humour as I had anticipated, so I’m sorry and I swear to God I will never take his name in vain again. The most original film maker working in America today.
His remake of Old Boy is released in November, 2013.