By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 29, 2013 at 12:54PM
The Hip Hop drama Filly Brown premiered last year's Sundance Film Festival, where it received favorable reviews, especially for its relatively unknown lead Gina Rodriguez (Our Family Wedding.
Written by Youssef Delara and directed by Delara and Michael D. Olmos, the film also stars Jenni Rivera, Lou Diamond Phillips and Edward James Olmos.
Here's a full synopsis:
Maria Jose 'Majo' Tonorio is a tough LA street poet who spits from the heart. After meeting a talented DJ she cuts her first demo under the guidance of a small time hustler more interested in promoting Majo's sexuality than her lyrics. Soon a major label and its strong-arm executive come calling. Convinced that a record deal will deliver much needed money for the family, Majo is suddenly faced with some stark choices. Does she accept the deal and turn her back on the friends who got her to the precipice of success or does she let a golden opportunity slip away.
Watch the teaser trailer below.