This new decade has been full of speed bumps, setbacks and unpredicted occurrences. Luckily, celebrities have kept us in good spirits throughout 2020. Even moreso, several female artists gave us the strength to get through this tough year. Female HipHop artists will continue their reign into 2021 as well, now that the new Salt-N-Pepa biopic is scheduled for release January 23. Out of all the film biographies, this is the one movie fans won’t want to miss.
The Dynamic Dou That Started It All
When it comes to Lifetime, the tv network has a bad rep for showcasing unauthorized biopics. Fortunately, the network was greenlighted on all accounts for the Salt-N-Pepa biopic. The Lifetime film will primarily focus on Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton during their days as Queensborough Community College students and their early rise to HipHop stardom. Additionally, the film will also delve into the group’s huge impact on HipHop culture.
Additionally, fans will want to stay tuned for comedian Loni Love’s interview with Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton. The HipHop queens will be talking about everything from their careers to their personal lives. January 23 already sounds like it’ll be an awesome day.
The Actors To Take Up The Mantle
As we’d all expect, the Salt-N-Pepa biopic will have plenty of high expectations from fans. The biopic has already dealt with accusations of colorism due to the “light-skinned” appearance of the actresses playing the HipHop icons. Luckily, the actresses have handled the harsh criticism with nothing but grace and poise.
Back in November 2019, it was revealed that GG Townson would play the role of Salt and Laila Odom as Pepa. Other notable roles belong to actors Cleveland Berto as music producer “Hurby Azor,” Jermel Howard as rapper “Treach” and Monique Paul stars as “DJ Spinderella.” Be sure to catch the trailer before the film airs on Lifetime on January 23 at 8pm EST.