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Monday, March 25, 2013

B*A*P*S (1997)

"B*A*P*S" (1997) [Black American Princesses] is a comedy film directed by Robert Townsend and written by Tory Byer. Those familiar with "Disorderlies" (1987) may draw some similarities between the two films. Troy Beyer also starred in "Disorderlies," one can assume she got some inspiration for the screenplay for "B*A*P*S." 

Director: Robert Townsend
Writer: Tory Byer

Starring Halle Berry, Martin Landau, Ian Richardson, Natalie Desselle Reid, Troy Byer, Luigi Amodeo, Jonathan Fried, Pierre Edwards, Anthony Johnson, Bernie Mac, Darrel Heath, Vincent Cook, Faizon Love, Rudy Ray Moore

Waitresses at a Georgia restaurant, Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle) decide to fly to Los Angeles for a music video audition to raise money for their dream project. This business combines soul-food dining with a hair salon. Circumstances eventually find the Southern ladies on the estate of Mr. Blakemore (Martin Landau), an elderly millionaire. Despite their vast cultural differences, Nisi and Mickey form close bonds with Blakemore and his butler (Ian Richardson).