Riley slams foreign distributors for stalling ‘Sorry to Bother You’

Updated:1 month, 2 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Aug 05 (ANI): Director of 'Sorry to Bother You', Raymond Lawrence Riley (aka Boots Riley) has criticised foreign distributors alleging that they refused to release his film, claiming that "black movies don't do well internationally". The distributors, who stuck to the historic notion of Hollywood movies, having African-American characters, not performing well internally, allegedly labeled Riley's movie to be an average and unbankable one, if released internationally, reported the Hollywood Reporter. Riley took to Twitter to vent out his anger towards the distributors and wrote, "re: the international distribution of #SorryToBotherYou : Even tho we'r outperforming a gang of other movies, distributors r claiming 'Black movies' dont do well internationally and r treating it as such," Riley, who made his feature directorial debut with the film, wrote on Twitter on Friday. There'r films that bombed here, that they r distributing. Let em know wsup."

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