Cue the self-parodying characters and juvenile jokes – it’s time for another Adam Sandler movie.
The trailer for his first Netflix feature film “The Ridiculous 6” hit the interwebs on Tuesday. The Western satire follows Sandler as Tommy “White Knife” Stockburn, an orphan raised in an Indian tribe, who embarks on a journey to reunite with his long-lost five brothers, played by Terry Crews, Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson, Rob Schneider and Jorge Garcia.
It’s debut follows controversy earlier this year when nearly 12 Native American actors and a cultural advisor walked off set citing “disrespectful” material in the comedy.
Among the griveances, female Native characters were named “Beaver’s Breath” and “No Bra,” along with other cultural misrepresentations. “Our dignity is not for sale,” read a statement released at the time.
In a statement released to Vulture, Netflix called the film “a broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularized, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of — but in on — the joke.”
Sandler also took a defensive position, saying the gripes were “kinda taken out of context.” “It’s a pro-Indian movie,” he said in July. “So hopefully when people see it — whoever was offended on set and walked out, I hope they realize that, and that’s it. It was kinda taken out of context.”
Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ice, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell Crawford round out the cast.
“Ridiculous 6” premieres Dec. 11 on Netflix.