Darius James (aka Dr. Snakeskin, born 1954) is an African-American author and performance artist. He is the author of That's Blaxploitation: Roots of the Baadasssss 'Tude (Rated X by an All-Whyte Jury), an unorthodox, semi-autobiographical history of the blaxploitation film genre, and Negrophobia: An Urban Parable, a satirical novel written in screenplay form.
His work of collaborative fiction, Blasphemy and Other Ancestors, with Padgett Powell, Jean Marc Ah-Sen, and Lee Henderson, is forthcoming from Gordon Hill Press in Spring 2024.
His work is influenced by the Voodoo religion. James lives in Hamden, Connecticut.