Bobby Brown has always been known as the bad boy of R&B, but now his New Edition group members are revealing that he may not have been the only one known for being naughty.
HipHollywood caught up with Bell Biv DeVoe while at the Soul Train Awards and they couldn’t help but talk about their upcoming New Edition biopic. And while fans are eager to get the behind-the-scenes story of one of the hottest groups of the ’80s, BBD is saying that everyone will be shocked by what is revealed.
In addition to airing out all the “dirty laundry,” Bell Biv DeVoe told HH, “There’s some things people are going to see in this joint that are very unexpected.” They claim the story will show that not only was Bobby a bad boy, but that everyone in the group had their moments.
The New Edition Story will air on BET as a six-hour, three-night event on January 24, 25, and 26, 2017.
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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