I’m so mad about this that I don’t feel like looking for a picture to accompany this entry. I can’t and will not!
According to Reuters, Iconic host Don Cornelius has linked up with Warner Brothers to create the comedy, which follows two male dancers as they get into “a lot of good stuff and some bad stuff as well.” [That explanation sounds like something Fantasia would write for a book report. - - Fresh]
Along with Darryl Porter, the executive producer of the Hughes brothers’ 1995 flick, Dead Presidents, Cornelius will produce Soul Train: The Movie.
The film, which is still in the writing phase with newbie script writer J. Gil Williams turning in the first draft next month, does not have a cast or a director attached as of yet.
Cornelius promised that Soul Train: The Movie will feature “lots of music, lots of comedy and a little bit of violence.”
And of course, lots of sexuality.
“‘Soul Train’ has always been about sexuality,” Cornelius said. “It’s almost never been about guys, and almost always about girls. It’s what has kept us afloat for these three decades or so.” [source]
Whoa, easy cowboy. When I was a jit I tuned in it was for one of two reasons: background noise while performing weekend chores or to laugh at the Chinese girl with the long ass ponytail do the tootsie roll to a slow jam, so all that sexual eruption talk sounds really ridiculous to me.
This project gets a big hell no from me. The only thing I am willing to co-sign on regarding Soul Train’s legacy is the episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air when the family went on the show for Aunt Viv + Uncle’s Phil’s wedding anniversary and Jeffrey posed as Bootsie Collins.
But God bless Don Cornelius for keeping a bad white woman.