Of course, this new upcoming remake of Sparkle has been getting a lot of comments from our readers, especially those who love the original 1976 film. Personally, I’m not all that excited about it, but I understand why. Let me recall briefly what of one of my absolute closest female friends, who’s my age, once told me.
She LOVES Sparkle. It’s one of her absolute favorite films. I told her that the when film came out, I saw it, and promptly forgot all about it. A modest time waster at best. But she told me the reason why she loved it so much was because it was the only film at that time that was made: “for me”. In other words it was a film about and for young black women.
Back then, during the 70’s, if a black film didn’t have Jim Brown or Fred Williamson killing racist evil white men, and banging every woman they came across, I wasn’t much interested. So I get it. It’s a chick flick Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Just ain’t my cup of tea.
So I can see some people not liking the idea of this Sparkle remake. I mean, if someone announced that they were planning to do a remake of Three the Hard Way I would be VERY UPSET. Who could take the place of Brown, Williamson and Jim Kelly saving the entire black race?
And so, with that, here’s a photo that was recently posted on Jordan Sparks’s Twiiter site, with her with her co-stars Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo, all from the new remake.
No doubt the first of a series of photos and other info to come while the film is in production.
For those who are Sparkle fans, does the cast meet with your approval?