The Eminem produced “Bodied” went over well in its limited premier. Check out the trailer!
Bodied, a battle rap satire, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival Thursday night, packing a 1,200-seat auditorium with festival attendees, film critics and diehard fans of the battle rap culture.
During his introduction at the highly-anticipated world premiere, director Joseph Khan stated that the controversial flick could possibly sink his career, as well as that of anyone involved in bringing it to the festival. However, throughout the movie’s two-hour running time, a diverse cast of characters (many of whom are renowned battlers playing on archetypes from the real-life culture) spat what felt like every racist, homophobic and misogynistic slur known to man, and somehow managed not to offend anyone.
Those who were there to view came away overwhelmingly impressed: