Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder says his 2020 film, "Uncle Tom: An oral history of the American black conservative," has proven popular but is being ignored by critics.
Elder says the film he executive produced is being ignored even though it achieved an International Movie Database (IMDb) viewer rating higher than others on the list.
In fact, Elder collected the data and found his film, "Uncle Tom," has a higher IMDb rating than any other last 10 winners of the Academy Award award for Best Documentary.
Elder says his $500,000 film has grossed earnings more than seven times that.
The snub cannot be attributed to lack of viewer interest-- if the number of IMDb viewers reviews has any relationship to number of people who have viewed a film or at least to the number of people who view a film and wanted to post a review. By far, the film with the most reader reviews on any of these lists is NetFlix's "Social Dilemma," with 58,000 viewer reviews . But it is an outlier. The next highest number is over 6,000. The lowest is only 56. The average number of viewer reviews, excluding the outlier, is around 1200. "Uncle Tom" has over 4,000 viewer reviews, far more than almost any on these lists.Larry Elder, Executive Producer of "Uncle Tom"
Elder says, "We think we've met the criteria to submit 'Uncle Tom' to be considered for nomination for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. But despite my film's commercial and overwhelmingly positive critical viewer response, major movie/Hollywood media--'Variety,' 'Hollywood Reporter,' 'Indie Wire,' etc.--are completely ignoring it."
"Uncle Tom" Plot summary:
In a collection of intimate interviews with some of America's most provocative black conservative thinkers, Uncle Tom takes a unique look at being black in America. Featuring media personalities, ministers, civil rights activists, veterans, and a self-employed plumber, the film explores their personal journeys of navigating the world as one of America's most misunderstood political and cultural groups: The American Black Conservative. In this eye-opening film from Director Justin Malone and Executive Producer Larry Elder, Uncle Tom examines self-empowerment, individualism and rejecting the victim narrative. Uncle Tom shows us a different perspective of American History from this often ignored and ridiculed group. Written by Ryder Ansell
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Bought this copy of Uncle Tom as soon as it came out - excellent. Highly recommended. Comforting to share ideologies, with charm and eloquence. So sorry to have lost Herman Cain and nice to see him again, if now only posthumously.
I assumed it would be an excellent way to bridge the gap of disinformation about conservatives or Trump supporters. I guess Hollywood does not want to enter that conversation. That is a shame. This exploration into diversity of political thought was so well done. It should be part of any school curriculum today that leans too far to the left.
Best of all, the documentary provides all of us with thoughtful talking points about what it means to be a conservative. That should be our next goal - why should people want to be open to conservatism? Loved it.
The coordinated cancelation of #WalkAway and Parler by Silicon Valley, Hollywood's sibling in ideology, shows that the last thing West Coast elites want us to see is a film like Uncle Tom.
Peter G says
Hey Larry, Jaye has probably given you the best compliment,
"This exploration into diversity of political thought was so well done. It should be part of any school curriculum today that leans too far to the left."
I haven't seen it, but I've listened to Larry for years... It is amazing how Special Interest Groups will ignore something that is positive and educational.
All the best Larry.
If you want to watch it, you can rent it on Amazon. If I'd had the time, I'd have watched it a 2nd time!
Very enlightening film. I am amused that Black Americans would refer to Black conservatives (or more precisely Black Republicans) as "Uncle Toms". The Republican party was born out of the Abolitionist movement. An Uncle Tom in the truest sense is a Black slave who willingly appeases his White slave owner. Republicans owned no slaves. American slavery was the exclusive institution of the Democratic Party. Black Democrats are the actual Uncle Tom.
Full Measure Team :
Reports by :
White Thomas DeLorenzo
Black Walter William,
about SLAVERY, about REPUBLICANS,
and about tyrannical Abraham Lincoln’s
War Against Self-Government/-Deter-
mination are archived at :
Their reports are so Truthful!, as
to pose SERIOUS threats to the
MLK / SLAVERY / Lincoln /
school of U.S. history.
From the first letter of its paragraph
to its closing period, the U.N.’s definition
of G E N O C I D E applies to what white
men are suffering today :
Erasure of their RACE and CULTURE,
from Their Own civilization, as had
been Russian Bolsheviks’ proclaimed plan/
scheme, hatched in early 20th-century
—to FORCE-INTEGRATE two incompatible
races and - through their DIFFERENT social/
criminal/GENETIC outcomes - break
down whites’ High-Culture Civilization; for
eventuating Leftism’s Universal Communism.
That is, Walter WilliamS .
Irma Snyder says
Thanks for doing real reporting the media won’t do!
I will put that at the top of my to-read list since it is being blasted by critics.
Roy Pevlor says
Great documentary. It was recommended by Brandon Tatum awhile back and I grabbed it from Prime (prior to AWS censorship). I enjoyed it and found the personal stories to be interesting to hear, contrary to the views the MSM pushes. Most of the history and historical characters I have read, but there were nuggets I haven't heard of too. If you THINK you know "black culture", I highly recommend this documentary.
I'd like to see it, anything Hollywood doesn't want me to see is something I'd like to see. Thanks