THE WAIT IS OVER…THE BOONDOCKS IS BACK ON ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM !!!
The Boondocks is an edgy, in-your-face comedy brimming with stinging social commentary and biting satire. The groundbreaking animated series is voiced by Regina King as brothers Huey and Riley Freeman, John Witherspoon as Robert ‘Granddad’ Freeman, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams, Gabby Soleil, and Jill Talley. In Season 3, guest characters are voiced by an eclectic mix of hip-hop artists, actors, and media personalities, including Bill Maher, Werner Herzog, Ed Asner, Billy Dee Williams, Star Jones, and Marion Ross.
So, it was the end of a Hollywood week. Although, I was born in Inglewood, this SEA to LAX kicked my ass trying to keep up w/ BET AWARDS celebrity parties EVERYWHERE!!! I mean, I promise I was trying to still toast it up @ Rolling Stones for the official awards afterparty w/ Fabolous and DJ Clue, but ya girl had to throw in the towel and head to the hotel. In hindsight, I must say, I am so happy that I did, because that’s how I ran into Mr. Brantley. Sooooooo, smooth, just laid back lending an ear to child actor Orlando Brown, flowing a hot 16.
You know me, I had to chime in to see what was going on and they all graciously invited me into their circle and told me about their upcoming projects, including the movie HOPELESSLY IN JUNE. See, Vincent failed to mention that he was not only the director, but he starred in it too 😉
It was a sweet surprise, because once I got back home to the SEA, I rented it via Amazon and it’s now one of my favorite movies. Especially, living in Seattle where the dating scene seems hopeless among the 28+, Urban Professionals, so it was a refreshing point of view.
Here’s a quick summary of HOPELESSLY IN JUNE:
Dating in Los Angeles has been cruel to Daleon Myers, a financial analyst from a staunch Baptist family. But hope emerges when he falls in love with June Flowers, a successful businesswoman whose family is an extremely liberal Hollywood couple. It will take a lot to help them overcome their cultural differences and find the love they both have so long desired.
So, when you have an opportunity to slow down from your grueling work week, take a moment out for yourself and/or make it a great date night and pick up HOPELESSLY IN JUNE!!! You will be glad that you did!!!
VINCENT BRANTLEY BIO:
It was a summer night in Los Angeles. Two teenagers followed a
brown classic Mercedes Benz into the parking lot of an all night
chicken spot on Crenshaw Blvd. The teen in the driver’s seat was
producer/songwriter Vincent Brantley the son of a south central
record store owner. Vincent sat watching as top music executive Jheryl Busby of MCA records exited his car. Quickly grabbing his
boom box, Vincent approached the music mogul and began to
perform for him right there in the parking lot. The song was “Cool it
Now” and it was soon to become the number one song in the
country performed by R&B group NEW EDITION.
Many years later, after multiple platinum successes, and many accolades in the music industry, Vincent realized he needed another avenue to create. He moved his North Hollywood studio into his house and signed up at a local Jr. College for some refresher classes. Unsure of his path, his thinking was sparked by a theatre professor who was astounded by Vincent’s performance in a two man play. She suggested he get an agent right away. But it would be three years of working nonstop with some of Hollywood’s most notable acting coaches before he would start to make his moves. Feeling empowered by his training, Vincent knew that starting at the back of Hollywood’s proverbial line was not in his character. So he began developing his own material, adding screenwriting and directing to his studies. But it wasn’t until his mentoring relationship with Emmy Award Winning director Michael King, and well known actor/director Mario Van Peebles that his potential began to crystallize. The full exhibition of his talent can be best seen in the recently completed feature film “Hopelessly In June” written and directed by, and starring, Vincent. Some of the notables appearing alongside Vincent are Keith David, Ed Asner, Peter Jason, Tiny Lister Jr., and Ella Joyce.
HOPELESSLY IN JUNE is now available on DVD!!! OWN IT TODAY!!!