Kerry Washington, Viola Davis Set For Adaptation Of Blaxploitation-Set Third Girl from the Left
Originally a book, here’s the synopsis:
Third Girl from the Left is the story of the other side of Hollywood in the 1970’s, of what it means to be black, sexy, smart and full of dreams in a land where “blaxploitation” is as literal as it sounds. Yet this is not a ‘black’ story. This is a vivid and dynamic story about families, all families; and not just the ones we’re born into, but the ones we make for ourselves. It is a compelling saga of love, family secrets and the ambitions of mothers and daughters. It is also a story about the movies and the hold they can have on us, sometimes even despite our better judgment. Angela Edwards, is the shining center of the film, around which we deftly shift points of view, weaving the stories of her mother Mildred and daughter Tamara. Angela and Mildred clash in the way mothers and daughters often do, but manage to forge a bond during many afternoons spent together at the local cinema. Angela yearns to be onscreen herself and eventually leaves her stifling hometown of Tulsa for Hollywood in 1972. It does not live up to her imagination. She does not make it big. Instead, she lands bit parts in campy blaxploitation pictures. In a world where sexual favors to men in power are commonplace, even roles like these require young actresses to offer up more than talent in order to get the gig. Angela dutifully complies. Angela doesn’t become a star, but the allure of movies has marked her for life, just as it did her mother, and just as it will her own daughter.
No word yet on who will play which roles.
THIS FUCKING PERSON IS GOLDEN
ALL OF THE AWARDS.
Don’t fuck with someone’s brownies.
Oh, Leo. You’ve done it again.
POP LOCK AND DROP IT, LEO.
I could just watch this all day.
Meanwhile, my moves are more like the mustachioed guy in suspenders.
You don’t understand. I legit can’t wait for this movie to come out. I love that Scorcese is kinda/sorta doing some campy shit. Like, I feel like this movie isn’t going to be as serious as his other ones. Bring it back to “The King of Comedy”, Marty! lol
my brother is 21 years old and a chef in a 5 star restaurant and he still has dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets for dinner every night so dont let anybody tell you how to live your life
OMG LOOOOLLL I’M SO DONE
exactly what I said
This nigga Stevie J fronting like he a christian talmbout he just want her to be happy….
You aint slick.
You and Joseline on the rocks for the umpteenth time and now you tryna holla at Mimi.
Mimi a fucking fool for even blinking at your ass.
Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, June Jordan, Lori Sharpe, and Audrey Edwards circa 1977 at a Black women’s writing group.