A Dispatch from the Frontlines of Ben Stiller's Quest to Single-Handedly Ruin Movies

I just realized that film that Petulant mentioned this morning, Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder, in which Robert Downey, Jr. plays a black character (or a white character playing a black character or wev), is the same film for which Tom Cruise dons a fat suit:

You know, there are a lot of hot young struggling white dudez in Hollywood. Ben Stiller's really onto something, getting rid of all the brown people and fatties and just dressing up the hot young white dudez like brown people and fatties instead. I mean, there aren't even that many non-hot non-young non-white and/or non-dude roles in movies, anyway.

It's positively Shakespearean, really. Back in "ye olde day," white dudez played all the roles—bitchez and all.

I hope it's not too late for Stiller to recast all the female roles with Wayans brothers.

In whiteface.

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