Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] is a comedic podcast that reviews films with leading actors of color in a major motion picture and analyzes them in the context of race and Hollywood's diversity issues. BMCJ launched in August of 2015 on HeadGum, a podcast network created by College Humor's Jake & Amir that boasts hundreds of thousands of downloads each week. BMCJ is an iTunes Editor's Choice podcast and has reached #2 on the iTunes Film/TV charts. BMCJ has also been covered by mulitple websites including Huffington Post, Splitsider, Salon, The Daily Dot, and more.
Denzel Washington won an Oscar for best actor in a movie that he wasn't even the lead in, or was he? He was. Maybe. It's not easy for a black man to win an Oscar. Jerah got himself a Carmel Swirl, which is something like progress. But hey, did Denzel black it up in this movie or is he just Denzel being Denzel? It's a subtle distinction and we're here to make that distinction. The Cause is about as real as it gets this week. Under heavy pressure from Jerah, James sticks to his rating because he's a gentlemen and a scholar. Next week we review Blazing Saddles.