Written by: J. Logan
With my Netflix binging at an all time high, I was glad to notice Netflix has released a new original film, Roxanne Roxanne. The film was first released in 2017 at the Sundance Film Festival and follows the story of Roxanne Shante. The young artist was one known as one of the first female rappers to hit the scene.
The film gave many talents people a chance to shine and show what they can do in the film industry. Director Michael Larnell did a wonderful job with the production of the film. His first he directed in 2015, Cronies, also did well and even got him nominate for the Best of Next award at the Sundance Film Festival. Up-and-coming actress Chante Adams also did a great job in the film. When first watching the film, Inwould have never guessed that this was her first full-length film.
Nia Long has did a great job in her performance as the mother of Roxanne. Although you may not find much information online about Roxanne Shanté, the movie gives good facts about the start of her career. I will say that I wish that there was more facts within the movie than dramatized story lines. All in all it was a great movie and a great story to tell and for those who may not know who Roxanne Shanté is, I think letting her explain would be better.