Is a Movie About a Black Serial Killer Really OK in 2021?

”We get caught up in not doing things because of how it is perceived, and that can limit opportunities,“ director Bill Posley says

A movie season distinguished by critically acclaimed, Black-themed projects, including “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “One Night in Miami” and “Da 5 Bloods,” appears a fitting tribute to the past year’s national reckoning over institutional racism. But is it OK to make a movie about a Black serial killer right now?

Independent filmmaker Bill Posley is banking on it. Posley is hard at work on post-production for “Bitch Ass the Movie,” a $200,000 horror genre film about a nerdy, almost 300-pound bullied youth who grows up to force his tormentors to play deadly games for their lives.

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Diane Haithman

Senior Entertainment Business Reporter • diane@thewrap.com • @dhaithman