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BlacKkKlansman Trailer Goes Deep Undercover

BlacKkKlansman is here to represent the unwanted.

The first trailer has been released for Spike Lee's upcoming BlacKkKlansman, formerly known as Black Klansman, now also known as Hey, How Do You Capitalize the New Spike Lee Joint?

The movie, based on a true story, follows John David Washington as Colorado Springs detective Ron Stallworth, a black man who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in 1978. 

Investigating the organization while undercover, Stallworth eventually climbed the ranks of the local chapter to become one of its leading members, sending a white officer in his place for in-person meetings when necessary.

Stallworth's work, which he chronicled in the 2014 book Black Klansman, led him to the very top of the organization, even bringing him into contact with the Ku Klux Klan's leader, David Duke. According to Stallworth, speaking in an interview with Vice, "They were all a–holes."

You can check out the first trailer for the movie, which really does make this whole thing look a lot funnier than it sounds, up above. Skirting away from the obvious, it does not feature the Kanye West song "Black Skinhead", which is refreshing.

Produced by Jordan PeeleBlacKkKlansman also stars Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Corey Hawkins, Harry Belafonte, and Topher Grace as the KKK Grand Wizard himself.

Written and directed by Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman made its international debut at the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, where it received a standing ovation from the festival crowd. The movie is set to be released in theaters in the US on August 10.