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. From director Craig Brewer; writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski; and the producing team John Davis, John Fox and Murphy. Oscar-winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter transports audiences back to the salad days of polyester — transforming Eddie Murphy into Rudy Ray Moore with over 70 costume changes, bringing out the queen in Da’ Vine Joy Randolph’s Lady Reed, and creating special, personalized period looks for every character. Dolemite is My Name is in theaters and on Netflix now.
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In 1970s LA, struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore hits it big with his raunchy alter ego, Dolemite, then risks it all to take his act to the big screen.