Thursday, August 7, 2008

I'm Through with White Girls DVD

DVD Review by Kam Williams

Headline: Comedy Comes to DVD about a Brother Cured of a Case of Jungle Fever

Although he’s African-American, Jay Brooks (Anthony Montgomery) doesn’t date black girls, basically because every one he’s met has been more interested in the athletic type of guy. And he’s a nerdy underachiever who not only wears glasses, but can’t dance, chain smokes and isn’t exactly good in bed. Worse, his salary isn’t enough for him to own a car, which makes it almost impossible to wine and dine a woman.
Still, these failings haven’t prevented the roaming Romeo from finding one white girl after another eager to sleep with him. The only problem is that none of those liaisons ever lasts because Jay always sabotages them at the first sign that a partner wants to get serious.
Reflecting upon his series of failed relationships with Caucasians, Jay decides it’s time to try to see if he can find a suitable match from among his own people afterall. So, he puts into motion Operation Brown Sugar, running a personal ad seeking a sister.
Jay proceeds to audition a string of losers without any luck, until by chance he is introduced by a mutual friend (Kellee Stewart) to Catherine (Lia Johnson), a free-spirit whose colorful hair extensions prompt him to remark, “I didn’t know black girls grew blue hair.” Not one to be intimidated, the feisty fiction writer snaps back, “I didn’t know you could smoke through a straw.”
So, unfolds I'm Through with White Girls, a battle-of-the-sexes comedy marking the delightful directorial debut of Jennifer Sharp. Alternately entertaining and enlightening, this hilariously funny flick is proof positive that it’s possible to shoot a sophisticated romantic romp on a shoe-string budget.

Excellent (4 stars)
Rated R for profanity, an ethnic slur and sexual references.
Running time: 93 minutes
Studio: Turn Soul Films
Distributor: Image Entertainment
DVD Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, Lamman Rucker audition tape, theatrical trailer, commentary by co-star/producer Lia Robinson and director Jennifer Sharp, and two featurettes.

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