5 reasons to watch Dolemite Is My Name on Netflix
Dolemite Is My Name is based on the true story of Rudy Ray Moore, the raunchy, over-the-top comedian, actor and singer who stuck his “finger in the ground and turned the whole world upside down.”
His persistence led to a career that heavily influenced icons like Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and even Big Daddy Kane, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Moore is also recognized for his significance in the birth of rap, years before pioneers in the genre emerged, like DJ Kool Herc and Sugarhill Gang.
Moore passed away in 2008 at the age of 81, leaving behind a legacy that includes films like 1975’s cult classic Dolemite, The Human Tornado and Disco Godfather. While Moore’s body of work was far from Oscar-worthy, it pushed the boundaries of comedy and resonated with fans.