Finally, the movie that proves that Justice isn't always Poetic, Jungle Fever isn't always pretty, and Higher Learning can be a waste of time.
Don't Be A Menace... is a parody of the popular "hood" movies made by African-American directors in the '90s; in particular John Singleton's Boyz 'N the Hood and the Hughes Brothers' Menace II Society are the recipients of some big-time lampooning!
The plot focuses on Ashtray, a do-gooder who comes to South Central L.A. to live with his father. Unfortunately, Dad turns out to be a poor role model, as he extols the virtues of unsafe sex and drunk driving. Ashtray's cousin Loc Dog is no better, with his hair-trigger temper and extensive weaponry (including a nuclear bomb). Ashtray manages to find romance with a pretty poet named Dashiki, but it turns out that she's a little too popular with the men in her neighborhood - and not for her writing skills. Will Ashtray become disillusioned by what he's seen and experienced in South Central?