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Don't Play Us Cheap (1973)





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Melvin Van Peebles' first film after his groundbreaking blaxploitation effort Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song was this photographed version of his Broadway musical +Don't Play Us Cheap, in which a pair of Satan's helpers, in order to earn their horns, are dispatched to Harlem to crash into (and break up) a wild party. Don't Play Us Cheap received only a minimal release in 1973, and was largely unseen until it was released on videotape in the mid-'90s.


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Don't Play Us Cheap -- with its immense charm, rousing musical turns, and undeniable folk wisdom -- overturns the presumptions of every cultural institution now pledged to make statements on "diversity" and "equity," instead of making art.

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