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.
6 thoughts on ““B-Girl” the Movie : A for Effort, C- for Execution”
Yes the battle at the end was the best part of the movie. It felt like they just wanted to showcase her talent without a good story to it. I think she moved to LA just to avoid the bf back in NY. I’m shocked Wesley Jonathan is doing movies like these he should get the gigs Nick Cannon is getting. Anyways, thanks for stopping by my page. I will follow you.
I enjoy Car Racing Games. I LOVE them. I work on them, know about them ((Still Learning, though)) but you certainly won’t see me on top of the hood, in a bikini ((not that it is a BAD thing…of course not! but when I go to Car Shows…I am normally SHOWING OFF my Family’s Rides!))
Anywho…I’d Like to know a guy’s opinion about a girl that is totally into cars..HAVE ANY OF YOU SEEN THE MOVIE REDLINE??
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San Francisco Preview Screening of B-Girl. Saturday January 23rd, 2010 http://bit.ly/7KlrZo
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Honestly, I just saw this film, and as a Beat Freaks devotee who really, really likes Lady Jules, I’m disappointed on virtually every front. Even ignoring the massive plot holes and casting issues (Lady Jules is a good-looking woman for sure, but a high school student she is not), I didn’t even think the film showcased Jules’s talents enough. In the b-boy battle right at the end, the VAST bulk of the dancing is done by the guys, with Jules relegated to only a very minor, side role toward the end. I mean, I kept waiting to see more of Lady Jules’s dancing, but there was hardly any of it.
The film is called “B-girl” — I was expecting to see more “B-girl” dancing. We’ve all seen the boys doing powermoves that the male body is obviously advantaged for, but as the Beat Freaks have shown time and again, whatever the girls lack in terms of sheer explosive musclepower, they can make up for in terms of style, choreography, elegance and character. Lady Jules is far more talented than the film let on — look at this set of clips:
Add to that the all-male, sexist, and homophobic atmosphere of the final b-boy battle (I mean, aren’t we past this stuff already? There are far more gender-enlightened b-boys now than ever before), and I found myself wondering how on earth someone clearly as strong as Lady Jules could have even agreed to sign on for a script like this.