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“THE L-WHO?” ASKS “SHE WASN’T LAST NIGHT” CREW >> (Oakland, CA) Mix “The L-Word” and “Waiting to Exhale” into a deep, soulful masala, and you’ll find yourself getting more than a little warm.
Have you heard about the independent film “She Wasn’t Last Night?” Sensually tipping the velvet hat to a song by Meshell Ndegeocello, the title of this, the first black lesbian romantic drama-comedy, bespeaks more depth than you may assume.
“She Wasn’t Last Night” follows the subtly solid and beautiful Shantel Crockett as her feelings of safety in her 3-year-relationship are shattered. She discovers her girlfriend Reyna, the troubled ingenue 10 years her junior, isn’t so happy after all. Enter charming-and-fine Jack, the town player, who has her sights set on wrecking Reyna and Shantel’s house–for good.
Slated for an October 2007 filming, as the story of the movie “She Wasn’t Last Night” unfolds, so, too does the story of Griot Soul Films, a nonprofit organization in the making. Courageous and talented, Griot Soul Films’ Founder/Director Darice Jones and producer Sanjay Sooknanan have already held a staged reading for the community, and all attendees, regardless of gender, race, or orientation, have found the film to appeal to the universal truth in all of us: everybody needs love…real love. And players? Well, they deserve to play! More community events, an indie soundtrack, and film fundraisers are scheduled in the coming weeks and months.
Griot Soul Films does not save the drama for your mama! In fact, our cast is made up of an eclectic group of social activists, artists, educators, professional actors, beginning actors, and even an engineer. Common to all of these strong women is a heartfelt commitment to storytelling coupled with the talent and dedication to tell this story well. Our diverse cast is 100% African descended, majority LGBTQ, and 100% supportive of the creation of complex film images of Black people throughout the Diaspora.
Won’t you help be a part of this cutting-edge filmic revolution of the heart? Get involved by subscribing to our mailing list, visiting and becoming a member at shewasntlastnight.ning.com and spread the word! # # #