The producers of an upcoming documentary on Colin Kaepernick launched a blitz to promote it over the weekend. Screenwriter Michael Starrbury raved about Kaepernick’s acting abilities and suggested the fierce social justice warrior radical should play a Marvel superhero. Kaepernick quickly agreed to that.
“Colin in Black & White” will premiere Oct. 29 on Netflix. Six episodes will trace Kaepernick’s life as a “Black child growing up with a white adopted family and his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity,” a producer description reads. Actor Jaden Michael plays the role of the young Kaepernick in the series. Nick Offerman, who called Kaepernick an “American hero,” and Mary-Louise Parker play his parents.
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Starrbury tweeted: "Wait until you see how cool, calm and collected @Kaepernick is in his own show. He has acting chops and maybe he even caught the acting bug. We need to find a Marvel Superhero for Colin to play!"
Kaepernick also thinks he’s superhero material, responding: “If you write it I’m in!”
About those “acting chops,” they can best be described as bad acting chops. Remember these outrageous takes?
Kaepernick kneeling during the Star-Spangled Banner before NFL games.
Kaepernick saying, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Kaepernick tracing his roots to Ghana and tweeting from there that America is not a nation of independence. But slavery is very real in Ghana.
Kaepernick calling U.S. police officers “slave patrol.”
An additional bad acting chop is the multi-millionaire’s incessant portrayal of himself as a persecuted minority.
“It’s been incredible to create COLIN IN BLACK AND WHITE with Ava (Duvernay) and @StarrburyMike,” Kaepernick said of the program’s executive producers, on Twitter.
This is must-kneel TV at its finest.