The People Have Given Spike Lee Over A Million Dollars: Let's Weep
Spike Lee went and did it. He raised just over 1.3 million dollars on Kickstarter. Spike Lee, the famous, talented, connected filmmaker, managed to get a bunch of regular ol' people to fund his new movie. And that's weird.
We've already gone over the weirdness in detail-- but really, Spike Lee doesn't have a million dollars to make his own movie? He doesn't have connections? He really, honestly can't get someone to back one of his films? -- so let's just let Spike do his little happy dance right now:
GOD IS GREAT. JESUS SAVES. Special Shoutout To My Brother GENE Who Put Us Over Our Goal.WE DID IT. WE DID IT.$1,251,231 And Still Going HARD— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 16, 2013
Thank You To All Our Loyal Supporters Who Have Been With Me,Who Continue To Stay With Me.You Folks Did This.You Great People Made HERSTORY.— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 16, 2013
And now let's see him do it in video form! Be warned though, he says "motherf---er" a few times (he does apologize though!) and he also quotes Malcolm X to explain why he used Kickstarter. For real:
Gotta Give Special Love To My Beautiful And Very Understanding Wife Tonya Who Has To Deal With A Driven Man On A Kickstarter Grind 24/7.LoVe— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 16, 2013
Is the world going crazy? Is the world actually going crazy?