"But a guy has to be a millionaire for me to give him the time of day'"
- Zora (Sanaa Lathan)
"See, the brother can't even afford to buy a watch."
- Portia (Regina Hall)
African American Cinema |
African Americans |
Based On A Novel |
Cable Original |
Love Story |
Love Triangle |
New York City |
Cable premiere: December 9, 2000.
Filmed on location in Brooklyn and Manhattan and at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, New York.
Author Terry McMillan was offered more money to make the film as a theatrical release but opted to work with HBO in order to be given the freedom to see her vision come to life.
About the director and the screenwriter, McMillan said, "They made the process smooth. I would work with them again any day of the week."
Terry McMillan is also the author of WAITING TO EXHALE and HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK, both of which were turned into successful feature films.
Leonard Welch, the father of a child with McMillan, sued in 1990, claiming that the character of Franklin was based on him except it was mean-spirited and libelous. Among the songs used in the film are tracks by the Isley Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Nina Simone, and Chaka Khan.