An independent film written and produced by conservative talk show host Larry Elder is garnering rave reviews on two of the largest online film sites for its celebration of black conservatives.
The documentary, "Uncle Tom: An Oral History of the American Black Conservative" features Elder, as well as other high-profile black voices like Lt. Col. Allen West, commentator Candace Owens, and the late Herman Cain. It also promotes the testimony of numerous black citizens sharing their love of the United States.
Though the indie project has not garnered the attention of mainstream critics, it has catapulted to the top of the ratings brackets on both RottenTomatoes.com, where it sits at 97%, and IMDB.com, where it is ranked 9.5/10 after thousands of reviews.
What makes the film's success noteworthy is that the movie is yet to receive any major press attention outside of Elder's own Los Angeles-based radio show and the word-of-mouth generated by Owens, West, and others involved in the film.
Despite the lack of mainstream publicity, "Uncle Tom" brought in around $400,000 in downloads in just one week. The demand so greatly exceeded the production company's expectations that the film's website now lists the DVD as backordered.