A transfer student to a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and she not only faces off against the head cheerleader, but against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.
Honey Daniels is a 22-year-old, sexy, tough-minded, part-black, part-Latina hip-hop dancer in New York's East Harlem who dreams of making it big as a music video choreographer. She teaches hip-hop dancing at a local youth center and encourages the local kids to attend to keep them off the streets and out of trouble. When luck shines on Honey in the form of a famous music video director, named Michael, who casts her in one music video, she's encouraged to make the transition from dancer to choreographer. But Honey's sudden success comes with a price when Michael refuses to take "no" for an answer to his sexual advances and then tries to sabotage her career by blackballing her out of the business.Written by
To prepare for her role as a dancer, Jessica Alba took ballet, jazz, and hip-hop classes six hours a day for more than three months. See more »
When Honey Daniels is at the benefit, she is going around and talking to people wearing a denim mini. But then, when she stands up on the stage announcing, she is wearing everything the same except now jeans. See more »
Written by Tamia Washington, Ernesto Shaw, Ken Mill, J. Jackson, Tim Kalley, Bob Rableson,
Ronald Lapreed, Lionel Richie
Performed by Fabolous (featuring Tamia)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Contains a sample of "Zoom"
Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
I stumbled on this while channel-surfing and was pleasantly surprised. Many positive messages tucked in to an appealing story acted out by a surpassingly attractive cast: Be true to yourself; follow your dream (but don't sell out); love your neighbor, stay loyal to your friends, your family, and your 'hood. It reminded me of when I saw Krush Groove as a teen and it gave me a window into a whole other world. Except now hip hop is the dominant pop culture and not exotic anymore. But we still rarely get to see positive characters of color with their emotional depth fully explored. Lil Romeo gives an especially nuanced performance.
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