Synopsis: “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 Shanté” 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 of the Queensbridge Projects in NYC.”
This biopic comes from the same producers of Fruitvale Station and looks to be another Netflix gem to check out in March. The streaming service has been on a tear when it comes to snapping up films that the major studios/theaters won’t want to take a chance on and Roxanne Roxanne fits right into that brand. While she doesn’t have the “big name appeal” of Tupac or Biggie, the story of Lolita Gooden is still one that is known amongst the hip-hop community and hopefully with this Netflix distribution deal, more people will become familiar with her backstory as well.
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