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A.J.'s real name is Ajamu Talib. His dislike for his African name is the least of his problems, still it says a lot about him.Brooklyn born and bred yet outcast by his peers, his only escape was music. A.J. found freedom in rock n roll.
Tight clothes, straightened hair, popular with girls and partying every night, he is fully entrenched, in the debaucherous New York rock n roll scene. For once he feels like everyone else. Well almost.
He begins to find that his chosen community, the white rock world, only seems to run smoothly for white rockers. A series of events force him to recognize hisfriends both exotify him and are in denial of his blackness. Black, but not "really" black. What's a young black rocker to do?
"White Lies, Black Sheep" is one of those films where the locations and the city itself are as important as the story. Much like Taxi Driver, Wild Style, Downtown 81, or Kids, "White Lies" is sure to be used as a reference point, establishing for future generations just what New York was like, back in early second millennium.
James Spooner, a native New Yorker, is a recent transplant to Los Angeles. His previous film, the award-winning feature documentary Afro-Punk, has screened at over 50 festivals in the U.S. and abroad. The development and execution of Afro-Punk and subsequently White Lies Black Sheep is all the film education he has. ... click to download full bio
Executive Producer Matthew Morgan