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.
Exclusive Details: Trey Songz Arrested For Domestic Violence + Singer’s Public Response
HipHollywood can confirm that singer, Trey Songz, was arrested on Monday morning on domestic violence charges.
The Los Angeles Police Department tells us that Tremaine Neverson, the r&b crooner’s legal name, was taken into custody around 6:30am. The arrest stemmed from an alleged violent incident on February 18.
We are told the singer was let out on bail, which was set at $50k.
After being released, Songz took to Instagram to respond to the arrest, writing on Twitter:
“For weeks my lawyers & Mgmt have asked me not to comment on this and I initially agreed but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends & fans especially the youth need to hear from me. I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain”
He added, “I won’t be speaking too much more on this but would like to thank you for all the prayers and support.”
The singer was also clearly unbothered by the arrest because he went as far as to share a string of stories on Instagram, which included him raving about the beautiful day and blasting music throughout his home.
As previously reported, during All Star Weekend, a woman claimed Songz unleashed fury during a Hollywood Hills party after he spotted her talking to another man.
Following the incident, the woman went to the hospital where she was treated before calling police.
The alleged victim’s lawyer, famous women’s rights attorney Lisa Bloom, even took to Instagram earlier this month to ask for any witnesses. “Went with my client today for her second police interview re her allegations that Trey Songz choked and punched her earlier this month,” Bloom tweeted. “Many were present. We need just one to have a conscience and step forward as a witness.”
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