Golden Brooks is aware of followers of “Girlfriends” have been clamoring for a movie model for years, and he or she’s ready.
The UPN dramedy, specializing in the titular group of African-American girls, debuted in 2000 and ran for eight seasons, although followers had been denied a correct sequence finale due partly to the 2007-2008 Author’s Guild of America strike.
“[My character] Maya would part of the Black Lives Matter motion,” Brooks advised Web page Six. “She could be doing protests and speeches and getting folks to face up for the group.
“And she or he would undoubtedly have extra self-help books,” the 49-year-old Brooks provides. “She’d be the following Iyanla Vanzant with self-help books titled ‘Oh Hell Sure: Quantity 1, 2 & 3.’ There would even be ‘Oh Hell No: Quantity 1, 2 & 3.’”
As for the remainder of the forged of the beloved present, Brooks has been plotting for them as properly.
“[Maya’s husband] Darnell has his line of garages. I believe Joan [played by Tracee Ellis Ross] will nonetheless be on the lookout for love however can be pleased in her solitude. Toni [Jill Marie Jones] is attempting to be an excellent mom to her daughter Morgan and Lynn [Persia White] has lastly stopped going to varsity and acquired an actual job.”
Whether or not or not a movie materializes, Brooks is simply high-quality with the present’s legacy because it stands, although the present’s creator Mara Brock Akil has teased a reboot and the cast reunited on Ross’ current show, “Black-ish.”
“I can win an Emmy or an Oscar and the primary query will likely be ‘Is there gonna be a ‘Girlfriends’ film?’ And I most likely get about 10 tales a day tagged to me with scenes from the present. So I do know that it’s a part of my cloth. And now with it being on Netflix, it’s in an entire new gentle. It makes me so pleased. It’s simply an iconic piece of historical past that you simply can not duplicate.“