Finally got to see “B-Girl” the movie last night at the
Anthology Film Archives in the East Village. It was a small audience for the showing, which was followed by a Q&A with the producer, the director and star of the production Lady Jules. They all seem like such nice people, so I hate to say that the movie just wasn't that good.
Lady Jules is a fine dancer and has a lot of charisma on the dance floor. But an actress she's not. And she's saddled with a fairly contrived plot that involves a jealous ex-boyfriend, a tipsy mom, a barely explained move to LA, an all-male breaking crew, and a big b-boy competition. You can fill in the blanks.
On the plus side, I enjoyed the b-boy battle at the
end of the movie. The rest, well… did I mention that I enjoyed the b-boy battle at the end?
Heading to a DVD store near you soon.