The Avon “Bodie” Barksdale Story trailer, you guys!

Man, nothing says GULLY like a cable access-caliber dramatic re-enactment starring a cast that appears to have been hired off of Craigslist. Like, no offense to Mr. Barksdale, and please do have me whacked, or whatever it is that you say up in the Wast Side towers, but I think there is a problem with the documentary about your genuinely hard and violent life when the part about “rape and murder” featuring a woman getting a branding iron to the face elicits GENUINE LAUGHTER. You crazy for this one, Hamsterdam. (SIDEBAR: Avon Barksdale was also BODIE? Where’s my mind at, String? Huh, String? What happened to my mind?! Oh that’s right: it was blown.)

All of that being said, I’m currently on hold with Fandango. Streets is talking! To Fandango! (Thanks for the tip, Wendigo.)

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  2. “Don’t do that, and I won’t kill your ass”, followed by nonchalant chuckling, is the most convincing argument not to do something. Ever.

  3. I wouldn’t hold out for “The Real Bubbles” trailer, ’cause the real Bubbles died of AIDS. Life sucks, and then you die, gang!

  4. 0.15 A Stripper. With a butcher knife. It is worth seeing just to know the “how”.

  5. Noooooo!!! Not Man’s Best Friend!

  6. This was my first submission so I just had to register once it got picked up. Weird thing though. My dad, who knows nothing about the Wire ,sent this to me first.

  7. Wood Harris looks really happy to be a part of this.

  8. You can’t fool me, Legends of the UNWired, that dog was wagging its tail and smiling. I don’t believe it was really going to attack that youth at all.

  9. May I be the first to say sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit.

  10. Out of respect for that man’s skill set, I’m going to pretend to TiVo this.

  11. Real life gangster and way less fashionable than the ones on TV. That’s my main concern.

  12. Was anyone else freaked out by the “statute of limitations” comment and then Wood Harris’ giddy, nervous laughter? Yikes.

  13. I love the part where not having a leg pays serious benefits in the form of a pimp cane to the bailiff’s skull. Also: handicapped parking for life. Dividends done paid.


  15. 1:34 worst puppy actor ever! that puppy is SO HAPPY! they edited in a red flash, flipped the screen, and put in a barking noise, but look at him wag his happy puppy tail!

  16. This looks like an episode of Scandal Makers from Arrested Development.

  17. “Violent shenanigans”? Someone needs to shake the crime stick…

  18. So let me get this straight: Avon Barksdale and Bodie are based on the same person? And Avon didn’t wanna be a punk-ass snitch on the show….and he wasn’t. But Bodie DID turn punk-ass snitch in the final season. Looks like Avon got played. I just blew your damns minds.

  19. I swear to God, I’ll pistol whip the next guy who says shenaningans!

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