Chris Rock on the Black Middle Class


ELVIS MITCHELL: I Think I Love My Wife is very political. It’s a movie about the black middle class.

CHRIS ROCK: There’s an isolation that the black middle class goes through. I remember watching Lost in Translation and going, “That’s how I feel in America.” Nothing captures the black experience more than Lost in Translation. It’s one of the blackest movies I’ve ever seen, flat out.

Excerpted from “Chris Rock,” by Elvis Mitchell, Interview, April, 2007