Saturday, January 17, 2009

Talk To Me

If you've not seen Talk To Me, watch. this. movie. It's the story of Petey Greene*, one of America's first shock-jocks. Now lest you go thinking he shocked for the sake of it—he didn't. He spoke to and for the underclass of Washington, D.C.

The movie is profane, funny, serious, and poignant. Don Cheadle is sexy as hell as Greene. And Chiwetel Ejiofor, one of the most underrated actors I've ever seen, absolutely rocks as Dewey Hughes (sexy, too). The director, Kasi Lemmons, is on my Directors I Must Work With Before I Die list. (Yes, I really do have one.)

*Note: The Petey Greene link starts playing music immediately upon opening.

3 comments:

Robin S. said...

Huh. I didn't see this one come out - but reading the background of it from the link - it looks good.

Anonymous said...

A documentary on Petey Greene called "Adjust Your Color" airs on PBS's Independent Lens on Feb. 3, 2009 with Cheadle narrating. Should be hot! I heard they got clips of Howards Stern on Petey's show!

freddie said...

Thanks, Anon. I shall have to DVR that!