‘BlacKkKlansman’ Fact-Check: Spike Lee’s Film Stays Close to the ‘Crazy, Outrageous, Incredible True Story’

(Spoiler warning: Go see Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” before you read this. It’s great.)

The notion of a black man joining the Ku Klux Klan seems so absurd that Dave Chappelle’s skit about a blind, African-American who dons KKK robs is one of the absurdist highlights of “Chappelle’s Show.” But Colorado Springs Police Det. Ron Stallworth infiltrated the Klan in almost exactly the way portrayed in Spike Lee’s totally engrossing new film, “BlacKkKlansman.”

The film’s marketers want to make sure no one mistakes Lee’s drama for a satire. Posters for the film spell...

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By: TheWrap - Friday, 10 August

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