We present our interviews from the TIFF premiere of Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name, the Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes (soon to be seen in Coming 2 America) biopic of comedy and rap pioneer Rudy Ray Moore.

The Blaxplotation phenomenon is given the biopic treatment in this new film, directed by Craig Brewer and written by Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander. The film also stars Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Rock, Snopp Dogg, London Worthy, Kodi Smith-McPhee, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Luenell.


Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.