In addition to The Boondocks comic strip, there is an animated cartoon that features R-rated humor not fit to grace the funnies page of the newspapers. The Uncle Ruckus Movie will follow the lines of the animated cartoon, although supposedly the plot will involve the family of Uncle Ruckus and not the other characters of The Boondocks.
For those not familiar with Uncle Ruckus, Comics Alliance gives a good rundown:
“Uncle Ruckus — no relation — is one of the funniest parts of Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks cartoon. He’s the ultimate black white supremacist, as eager to appease every Caucasian he ever met as he is to denigrate any non-white who steps within an eighty-eight mile radius of him. He’s thrown a brick at Martin Luther King Jr., tried to exorcise a black ghost with tactics straight out of 1955, and starred in his own reality show.”
Creator of The Boondocks, Aaron McGruder, explained why Kickstarter was being used on the Uncle Ruckus Movie production blog:
“There’s always been interest in a live-action Boondocks movie, which to me was out of the question considering Huey and Riley are essentially impossible to cast. The animated feature would cost around 20 million, but a live action Uncle Ruckus movie could cost a fraction of that. So just for the hell of it we had the costume made and it was pretty amazing. To see Gary actually transform into Uncle Ruckus… it’s quite the surreal experience. I never expected the transition to be so completely seamless.”
The live action version of Uncle Ruckus can already be found on YouTube. Needless to say, the type of humor employed is very raw.
Will you contribute to the Kickstarter campaign for The Uncle Ruckus Movie?