The BEST Movie I've Ever Seen —About Making a Movie
BAADASSSSS! is a 2003 American biopic, written, produced, directed by, and starring Mario Van Peebles. The film is based on the struggles of Van Peebles' father Melvin Van Peebles (played by Mario himself), as he attempts to film and distribute Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, a film that was widely credited with causing Hollywood to create the blaxploitation genre in order to try to market films to the black audience which it proved existed.
The film also stars Joy Bryant, Nia Long, Ossie Davis, Paul Rodriguez, Rainn Wilson and Terry Crews.
Of Baadasssss!Roger Ebert said "It's one of the best movies I've ever seen about the making of a movie." and I TOTALLY AGREE. An excellent film!