Spike Lee’s 1989 film Do The Right Thing remaibs one of the filmmaker’s most well-regarded features, the relevance of its social message seemingly becoming only more prescient with time. However, over the years, the Brooklyn neighbourhood in which the film is set has changed, populated now by a new demographic.
It is this shift that is at the root of a new parody trailer released by Jimmy Kimmel Live. The trailer imagines a sequel to Lee’s film with Brooklyn’s current population, and how it would play out, with a starring list that includes Rami Malek, Andrew Rannells, Alex Karpovsky, and Zooey Deschanel. The trailer for the parody film, titled Do The Right Thing 2: Do The White Thing, can be seen below.