Spike Lee: Joe Klein said Do the Right Thing was going to incite riots.
Will Leitch: In New York Magazine, actually.
Spike Lee: Your man did me, you know. Like, this is going to hurt David Dinkins’s bid to be the first African-American mayor. I remember this one line: Opening this weekend, “in not too many theaters near you, one hopes.” So it is not new.
Will Leitch: And now the president says it’s the film he took his wife to on their first date.
Spike Lee: Yeah, I’d say Joe Klein maybe had that wrong.
Will Leitch: It must be pretty amazing that Obama took Michelle to Do the Right Thing.
Spike Lee: When he was sizing Michelle up, this fine woman, he said, “How am I going to impress her?” I always kid him, good thing he didn’t choose motherfucking Driving Miss Daisy or she would have dumped his ass right there.