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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Wrong Kind of Black
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'From the cops and the crocs of 1960s Palm Island to the blood-spattered dance floors of Melbourne in the '70s, Wrong Kind of Black is the personal story of Boori Monty Pryor (Clarence Ryan, in a career-making performance) and his brother Paul (Aaron McGrath). This four part high end digital drama comedy series brings a rare perspective to a tumultuous era in Australia’s history, one that resonates just as strongly today.

'At the height of the ‘70s disco inferno, Monty is Melbourne’s hottest DJ. Dubbed ‘The Black Superman’, Monty spins tunes at the Albion Charles Hotel where he and younger brother Paul rub shoulders with a motley crew of Russian mobsters and Aussie yobbos alike. The ‘fro and the flares seem like worlds away from Monty’s childhood on remote Palm Island – but beneath the surface, not much has changed. Aboriginal culture is still not welcome in white society, and the price of its preservation can be deadly. As tensions escalate and trouble keeps finding the two brothers, Monty decides that enough is enough and takes his future into his own hands.

'Although the Wrong Kind of Black takes us back to the 1960s and '70s, this personal account is as much the story of Indigenous Australia today as it was back then. It is a story of extremes – heartbreak and triumph, unconditional love and blind hatred, innocence and wisdom, black and white – always told with great humour and an enduring sense of hope.'

Source: ACMI (https://www.acmi.net.au/events/wrong-kind-black/). (Sighted: 29/6/2018)

Exhibitions

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Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Wrong Kind of Black Daniel Browning (interviewer), Australia : ABC Radio National , 2018 14624407 2018 single work interview

Daniel Browning interviews Boori Monty Pryor about his ABC web series, Wrong Kind of Black

Wrong Kind of Black : Boori Monty Pryor’s Quirky Web Series a Return to 70s Australia Jack Latimore , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 5 August 2018;

— Review of Wrong Kind of Black Nick Musgrove , Boori Pryor , 2018 series - publisher film/TV

Jack Latimore reviews Wrong Type of Black. 

'Largely set in the inner-city north of 1970s Melbourne, and co-written by Pryor himself with Nick Musgrove, Wrong Kind of Black concisely portrays the racial tensions and Aboriginal rights issues that were waging amid the exuberant popular trends of the era.

'Twenty-something Monty – played by Wolf Creek’s Clarence Ryan – has relocated from north Queensland to Melbourne, where as a former male model and now DJ at the vibrant Albion Charles hotel in north Fitzroy, he is cruising in style, replete with deadly ’fro, flares and funky chunky-soled leather boots. He is one superfly Aborigine, going by the stage name of “the Black Superman”. His mission: to deploy his decks to transform angry patrons into happy, drunk ones.' (Excerpt). 

Wrong Kind of Black : Boori Monty Pryor’s Quirky Web Series a Return to 70s Australia Jack Latimore , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 5 August 2018;

— Review of Wrong Kind of Black Nick Musgrove , Boori Pryor , 2018 series - publisher film/TV

Jack Latimore reviews Wrong Type of Black. 

'Largely set in the inner-city north of 1970s Melbourne, and co-written by Pryor himself with Nick Musgrove, Wrong Kind of Black concisely portrays the racial tensions and Aboriginal rights issues that were waging amid the exuberant popular trends of the era.

'Twenty-something Monty – played by Wolf Creek’s Clarence Ryan – has relocated from north Queensland to Melbourne, where as a former male model and now DJ at the vibrant Albion Charles hotel in north Fitzroy, he is cruising in style, replete with deadly ’fro, flares and funky chunky-soled leather boots. He is one superfly Aborigine, going by the stage name of “the Black Superman”. His mission: to deploy his decks to transform angry patrons into happy, drunk ones.' (Excerpt). 

y separately published work icon Wrong Kind of Black Daniel Browning (interviewer), Australia : ABC Radio National , 2018 14624407 2018 single work interview

Daniel Browning interviews Boori Monty Pryor about his ABC web series, Wrong Kind of Black

Awards

2019 nominated International Awards The International Emmy Awards Short-form series Source: International Emmy Website
2018 nominated AWGIE Awards Web Series and Other Non-Broadcast / VOD Works
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