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American Fiction out on OTT in India - Here's where you can watch Jeffrey Wright and Sterling K. Brown's comedy-drama online

The Oscar-nominated American Fiction critically exposes cultural stereotypes and hypocrisy while earning acclaim.

American Fiction out on OTT in India - Here's where you can watch Jeffrey Wright and Sterling K. Brown's comedy-drama online
Jeffrey Wright in a still from American Fiction

Last Updated: 04.11 PM, Feb 28, 2024


The Oscar season is on, and several cinephiles are thronging to catch up with the films they have missed during their big-screen releases. However, there are many films that may not have seen a broad theatrical release in India, and among them is American Fiction. The Cord Jefferson film is now available on OTT and can be streamed on Prime Video. The filmmaker made his directorial debut in 2023 with the comedy-drama American Fiction.

Exploring themes of identity and hypocrisy

The plot revolves around a disgruntled professor and novelist who cranks out a wild parody of stereotypical "Black" writing, which the liberal elite takes for real literature and publishes to great acclaim and sales. The challenge is society's fixation on pigeonholing individuals. Angry that the establishment is making money off of "Black" culture that uses disrespectful and outdated stereotypes, novelist Monk (Jeffrey Wright) is sick of it. Using a pen identity, Monk writes an outrageous "Black" book that drives him deeper into hypocrisy and the insanity he says he despises in order to make his point.

Check out the trailer below:


The cast includes Sterling K. Brown, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Keith David, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, John Ortiz, and Jeffrey Wright.

Box office success and awards recognition

American Fiction made $20.8 million and was well-received by critics. It won multiple awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay at the 77th British Academy Film Awards, and was selected as one of the top ten films of 2023 by the American Film Institute. The 96th Academy Awards saw five nominations for the picture, one of which was for Best Picture, Best Actor for Jeffrey Wright, Best Supporting Actor for Sterling K. Brown, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score.

The American Film Institute named American Fiction one of the top ten films of 2023, praising Wright's triumphant performance, the ensemble cast, and Jefferson's writing as the arrival of a powerful voice in American film.

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