Roxanne Roxanne — Trailer


added: Thu, Feb 22nd '18

In what can be described as the female and East Coast answer to "Straight Outta Compton," check out the newly-released trailer for the hip-hop biopic "Roxanne Roxanne," which is chronicling the life and career of '80s New York rapper "Roxanne Shante" Gooden, who at age 14 became one of the first female MCs in the rap music industry.

Introducing newcomer Chante Adams in her first ever film role as the titular Roxanne, the film also features supporting turns by Nia Long (Friday, Boyz n the Hood) as Roxanne's financially struggling mother and Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) as Roxanne's much older and abusive boyfriend.

Written and directed by filmmaker Michael Larnell, who made his film debut with the Spike Lee-endorsed black-and-white dramedy "Cronies," the new hip-hop drama premiered to mostly strong reviews at Sundance this year.

Counting Forest Whitaker and Pharrell Williams among its producers, "Roxanne Roxanne" will be released on Netflix beginning on March 23rd.

Life is a battle.

In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne Shante" Gooden was well on her way to becoming a Hip-Hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets.


directed by   Michael Larnell

starring   Chante Adams, Nia Long, Mahershala Ali, Elvis Nolasco, Kevin Phillips, Shenell Edmonds, Adam Horovitz

release date   March 23, 2018 (on Netflix)

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