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Anghus Houvouras is baffled by director Lee Daniels' recent comments in promotion of his new film The Butler...

I'll never pretend to be any kind of expert on the subject of racial diversity in Hollywood. However, there's been a slew of comments recently from director Lee Daniels about his new film that I found so obtuse and baffling that I thought it warranted examination.

Entertainment Weekly ran a series of eight stills from movie to promote the upcoming release of what is now referred to as Lee Daniels' The Butler.  This film is fast becoming a sideshow.  First there was the battle over the title of the movie between The Weinstein Company and Warner Bros. which fast became the most ludicrous tango in recent memory.  The solution was to tack the director's name on the front of the film and make it look that much more pretentious on Oscar ballot cards. »

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