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In Sorry to Bother You (2018), whenever anyone is talking to the other black power caller (below),

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his name is always censored. Looking in the movie's IMDB, the character is credited as "Mr.___" . Does anyone know the purpose or meaning of this? Any interviews with the writers where this is discussed?

  • It’s not explained in the movie. I though it might be that this character has a name, or nickname, that can not be articulated in “white voice”, and so must be bleeped by the powercallers, who must speak in white voice all the time. – Michael Stern Dec 21 '18 at 14:51
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E! Online has a quote from costume designer Deirdra Govan :

Mr. Blank's finalized look, which includes a bowler hat and eye patch, was a combination of how Boots and Deirdra saw the character. Boots wanted to use a leather shop in Oakland for the patch and Deirdra pushed for the hat.

"Mr. Blank was a really interesting character, in that he has no backstory," the costume director shared. "He's just a man that appears. For me, having studying art history and understanding surrealism, the film itself is very surreal. I took that straight to the place in Renee Magritte. You have a man that has no clear name. Even though we see his face, he's still a man without an identity."

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