Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.

Film

Time Out says

Chantal (Johnson) lives in the Brooklyn projects. She's an A student, but her street sassiness leads to her downfall, alienating teachers and attracting Tyrone (Thigpen), a jeep-driving fly guy, who smooth talks Chantal into unprotected sex. Soon she's facing abortion or teenage motherhood. Being generous to Harris's debut would earn PC credibility, since this is the first film written and directed by an African-American woman to gain British distribution. One could dwell on Johnson's in-your-face performance, or how refreshing it is to see a black New York drama played out by homegirls. But, facing facts, the climax is unpersuasive and the happy end a cop-out.

Details

Release details

Duration:
97 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Leslie Harris
Screenwriter:
Leslie Harris
Cast:
Ariyan Johnson
Kevin Thigpen
Ebony Jerido
Chequita Jackson
Jerard Washington