Originally written on Bob's Blitz  |  Last updated 11/2/14
By now you've heard that assclown Spike Lee has turned to begging for money to make a new movie. The Post's Kyle Smith skewers him for it: In recent years, Spike Lee has made two types of movies: On the one hand are the commercially viable for-hire projects based on (good) scripts written by others (like the 2006 bank-robbery hit “Inside Man” or the upcoming remake of the thriller “Oldboy”). On the other hand, there are the deeply felt, highly personal, socially engaged and utterly unwatchable failures, like 2004’s “She Hate Me” (final gross: $366,000), 2008’s “Miracle at St. Anna” ($8 million) and last year’s “Red Hook Summer” ($338,000). These films are overlong, overbearing, self-indulgent and as artful as a crowbar to the coccyx, which is why you didn’t bother to see them. If you think putting intentionally bad grammar in his movie titles constitutes keeping it real, wake up: Spike Lee isn’t fighting the Man. He is the Man. He hosted President Obama and the likes of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon for a $36,000-a-plate fund-raiser at his house last fall. At least guests there got to be part of a winning presidential campaign and got a chance to hobnob with the leader of the free world. Now Lee is playing reverse Robin Hood and asking hoi polloi for donations. (And they are donations, not investments: Unlike real film producers, you don’t get a piece of the profits in return for ponying up, though Lee is offering signed posters of his movies and some other goodies.) Because Spike Lee appeals to the lowest common denominator. The dummy. NY Post...Doing the worng thing...Wealthy filmmaker looks to fans to kickstart his next project **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

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