From the crocs and cops of 1960s Queensland to the blood-splattered disco floors of 1970s Melbourne, comes the hilarious and heartbreaking story of afro bearing, flare wearing DJ Monty Pryor and his brother Paul.
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Arthur Angel ...  Con 4 episodes, 2018
Courtenay Crimeen Courtenay Crimeen ...  Patron 4 episodes, 2018
Tommy Lewis ...  Monty Senior 4 episodes, 2018
Aaron L. McGrath ...  Paul Pryor 4 episodes, 2018
Clarence Ryan ...  Boori Monty Pryor 4 episodes, 2018
Piers Tynan Piers Tynan ...  Bar Skinhead 4 episodes, 2018
Lisa Flanagan Lisa Flanagan ...  Mum 3 episodes, 2018
Jacek Koman ...  Rudi 3 episodes, 2018
Monika Thomas ...  Bar Patron & Town Hall Audience 3 episodes, 2018
Toby Truslove ...  Barry 3 episodes, 2018
Christopher Ketchup Christopher Ketchup ...  Young Paul Pryor 2 episodes, 2018
Nilbi Yasserie Nilbi Yasserie ...  Young Boori Monty Pryor 2 episodes, 2018
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Based on the life and stories of Boori Monty Pryor, Wrong Kind of Black is a four-part comedy-drama that brings a rare perspective to a tumultuous era in Australia's history. At the height of the '70s disco inferno, Monty is Melbourne's hottest DJ. Dubbed the "The Black Superman" spinning tunes at the Albion Charles hotel, he and his younger brother Paul rub shoulders with a motley crew of Russian mobsters and Aussie yobbos alike. The 'fro and flares seem like worlds away from their childhood on remote Palm Island - but beneath the surface not much has changed. Aboriginal culture is still not welcome in white society, and the price of its preservation can be deadly. As tensions rise and trouble follows, Monty decides to take his future into his own hands and stand against the tide of Australian racism. Although Wrong Kind of Black takes us back to the 1960's and 1970's, this personal account is as much the story of indigenous Australia today as it was back then. It is a story of ...

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21 September 2018 | by robjohnwolfeSee all my reviews

I thought I knew of the struggle of the Aboriginal people but after watching THE WRONG KIND OF BLACK, I realised I knew nothing. Set in the 70's, this is the true story of an ordinary Aboriginal man from Townsville who became truly extraordinary. Boori Monty Pryor is a young DJ in a thriving Melbourne metropolis, trying to find his way, fit in and stay out of trouble. He finds himself thrust into the evolving face of modern Australian culture and ultimately becomes a powerful instrument of change. For the most part this story makes it's point in a very funny and entertaining way, however I must warn you, it does sneak up on you and punch you in the guts. It is a punch that you need to feel. At least I needed to feel it. Regardless of your culture, race or background you will be able to relate to this story because it is a personal story... a human story. THE WRONG KIND OF BLACK will make you laugh, make you think, make you cry and leave you a better human being than you were before you saw it.


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