STEP the documentary is being considered one of the most life changing films of the year.
The emotional movie follows a group of young girls stepping their way through life, high school and trials and tribulations. Beating the odds in the city of Baltimore and overcoming personal struggle, fans will instantly fall in love with three seniors who are fighting to make their way out.
“We’ve been getting a lot of love from this experience,” main character, Blessin Geraldo told HipHollywood. “That’s the upside because it’s really hard to sit in front of a camera and open up about your life and no filter and hope that it can inspire and help someone eventually.”
And while the movie title is called STEP, it was just one layer of the dramatic documentary. “The stepping portion is 10%,” Coach Gari told us. “I am a step coach, but I’m more of a mentor than anything. My ultimate goal was to reach the young ladies and really change how they’re looking at things in life.”
Team member Cori Grainger, who in the film was forced to do homework without power in her home, added, “We step the extra curricular as a vessel to deal with all of the things we come across in our daily lies. We use it as a platform to express the things that are important to us whether it be politics or mother daughter relationships.”
Speaking of politics, the girls even stepped their way through the aftermath of Freddie Grey, the 25 year old Baltimore native who died after being taken into police custody.
Main character Tayla Solomon revealed to us that step team wanted to be motivation for people in the community, despite how they were being portrayed by the media. After the Gray trials, Solomon said “CNN would depict us as horrible people who just riot and destroy our community when really Cori was out the next day cleaning up.”
So what have the girls been up to? Lets just say partying and boys are far from their minds. Watch below to find out.
STEP hits theaters this Friday.
It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere
Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!
Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.
Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.
Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.
Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.
He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.“
“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”
In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.
“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”
BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.
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