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Marlon Wayans and crew stop by Chicago to talk sex, race and horror
Marlon Wayans could’ve used some extra beef to handle a boisterous situation at an open air question and answer session at the culmination of his “A Haunted House 2” premiere in Chicago. But instead of getting the rambunctious fan tossed out into the hallway, he defused a “you better answer my question man!” back-of-the-theater-holler-a-thon with laughter and a wry nod to Chicago’s gangster culture. He cold-checked the fanman by quickly saying a few lines about crime getting so bad it’s overtaking a horror movie Q&A. When the other fans guffawed, the tension left the room.
Such is life for Wayans, who wrote and starred in horror movie spoof “A Haunted House 2” along with Jaime Pressly and comedians Affion Crockett and Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. That deliberately racially diverse cast lineup is a sock in the face to most mainstream horror movies, with their (usual) one token person of color. Wayans’ is a recipe that works. “A Haunted House” made $59 million worldwide with a $2.5 million budget. HH2, which opens Friday, follows the same formula by making fun of every house on the end of the street/block/planet and spitting in the face of what most folk consider to be polite table conversation. Wayans – and his crew – take sexism, racism and every other ism head on in the name of funny.
Hard-working Mexicans, clueless white girls, preachy black church women, and stern/scary white preachers… You went all the way there with the racial jokes.
Wayans: When you deal with truthful things and truthful subject matters, you can find the light in dark places. That’s my job as a comedian. The movie says the things people are thinking but just don’t say. I do it out of love. For the most part I’m an equal opportunity offender. I’m the guy in (gangsta parady hit) “Don’t be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Juice in the Hood” who says ‘that b***tch got more kids than Mrs. Wayans!.’ .. I don’t try to do offensive, I try to do funny.
The N word too.
Wayans: On the racial side of things, (many) of the movies made last year (featuring black people) were slave movies. We got a movie where N**** is used 200 times and we can award that. Is it not better to make fun of the racial thing? Let’s lighten the mood. If they can do it. We can do it.
Crockett: Is n***er only appropriate when Quentin Tarantino does it?
Iglesias: I remember saying that ‘I’’m not gonna play the gangmember. I’m not gonna play the gardener. I’m not gonna play the valet and this and that.’ But the fact that Marlon has me doing all this? It’s not serious.
There was a lot of sex too. Tons. Scads.
Wayans: Everybody got some. The dog got some. We all have sex. Everybody over 17, that is. Anybody under 17 doesn’t even have private parts yet.
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