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Bootleg City: Love For Sale

May 31, 2009

Love For Sale

Have you ever had a major crush on a movie or TV actor, and they made a career move that was so repulsive that it smashed all of your fantasies/hopes/dreams into a million little pieces? Well thanks, “Love For Sale” for demolishing my Jackie Long crush, never to be revived again.

I don’t even know where to begin with this one, it would take an hour, at least. To put it in a nutshell, it is the story of a rib joint delivery dude (Jackie), who seems very happy with his station in life for whatever reason. He is in love with Mya (the singer), who has a jealous and muscle-bound boyfriend…really more obsessed than jealous. That is the storyline—with a ridiculous subplot about Jackie’s uncle (the dude that played Blacula’s sidekick) saving his ancient recording studio with the most untalented rap group this side of Vanilla Ice, but thanks to the miracle of Hollywood Bootleg, in this movie they become “what’s hot in the streets”.

That’s the whole movie, nothing more; Jackie Long chasing Mya with absoluteley zero game, money, charm, charisma, or swagger, and the making of some wack ass rap song by two backwards window lickers. Oh yeah, Clifton Powell is in this movie too–it is always him or Samuel Jackson in every film ever made. To say anything more about this movie would be giving it credit for actually exsisting, which it shouldn’t. For the second time in 2 months, after viewing this and “The Last Stand“, I am positively begging Russ Parr to stop making movies; they are so lifeless, joyless, and dreadful. Move on, dude–it’s obviously not going to get any better. Here is a clip; trust me, this isn’t even the worst of it:

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Missy permalink
    June 1, 2009 1:51 am

    Bwaahhhaaa!!! This is the type of movie that I pass, do a double take, and think “No they didn’t!” Unfortunately, they did. Just…UGH!

  2. June 1, 2009 7:33 pm

    I think the overlooked geniuses of the urban film underground are the people who find funding for these movies. Seriously, they don’t seem like they even have scripts, yet tens of thousands of dollars, if not more, are routinely put into the machine. How do they do it?!

    I would love to see an article or documentary about where the funding for all these movies comes from and who gets paid when they get distributed. Yeah, Tyler Perry’s got a big-old house, but I doubt Clifton Powell will see much of anything for being in this.

    • Rocky Horror permalink*
      June 1, 2009 7:40 pm

      @missy: Yeah, I should’ve kept going and bypassed like you…

      @BMI: I read a review for this movie, and they were saying how anyone with a videocam and 50 grand can make a Black movie. I also really, really want to know how much folks get paid for these films–do they do it because they need something to do, or does these movies really even pay the bills for even a month? I really must investigate…

  3. June 2, 2009 4:15 am

    Yeah I lost my crush for a Vivica Fox a while back right after the Kill Bill movie.

  4. June 2, 2009 1:00 pm

    LMAO @ “Oh yeah, Clifton Powell is in this movie too–it is always him or Samuel Jackson in every film ever made.” Clifton Powell turns NO roles down. And then he picks up the roles that Samuel Jackson says ‘No’ to.

  5. Rocky Horror permalink*
    June 3, 2009 7:50 pm

    @clnmike: I can definitely see why a Vivica Fox crush could be laid to rest with the recent career choices/personal life.

    @issa: does Sam really ever say no either? I think Clifton just does what Sam wasn’t offered, lol.

  6. Mangoqueen permalink
    June 3, 2009 8:33 pm

    I just can’t even deal w/this mess. I.Just.Can’t. Is Clifton Powell in every damn straight to DVD film featuring Negroes? Even Samuel ain’t in straight to DVD or is he?


  7. Rocky Horror permalink*
    July 10, 2009 11:38 pm

    “Is Clifton Powell in every damn straight to DVD film featuring Negroes?”

    Ummm, yes.

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