Spike Lee Talks Obama, the End of Mookie’s Brooklyn, and the Hollywood Color Line
By Will Leitch, vulture.com
Returning to Brooklyn—a very different Brooklyn—with Red Hook Summer, the outspoken filmmaker talks with Will Leitch about the timidity of Hollywood, reality-TV minstrelsy, and what it’s like to have inspired the president…
I cannot imagine what it must be like for you to walk around Cobble Hill now and see wheat-germ places and Pilates.
Spike Lee: “That does not bother me. What bothers me is that these kids do not know the street games we grew up with. Stoop ball, stickball, cocolevio, crack the top, down the sewer, Johnny on the pony, red light green light one-two-three. These are New York City street games.”