B-Boy Blues (2021)

Director: Jussie Smollett

Writer(s): James Earl Hardy (novel); Jussie Smollett

Starring: Timothy Richardson, Thomas Mackie, Landon G. Woodson, Brandee Evans, Michael Jackson Jr., Jabari Redd, Heather B., Brian Lucas, Jahleel Kamara, Broderick Hunter, Ledisi, Derrick Downey, Marquise Vilson, Otis Winston, Bry’Nt, Eric R. Williams, Tieisha Thomas, Andre Virgo, Anthony Virgo, Ilara Phoenix Williams, Sampson McCormick, Jacqui G. Booker, Mariama Diallo, Jennifer Fouche, Isaia Halan, Doryus Jones, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, John-Deric Mitchell, Michael Moore, Jermaine Rolley, Laolu Senbanjo, E’Shawn Sutton, Chris Willis

Synopsis: B-Boy Blues follows the tumultuous relationship between Mitchell Crawford, a 27-year old journalist, and Raheim Rivers, a 21-year old bicycle messenger and B-boy (banjee boy). They meet in a gay bar in Greenwich Village in the summer of 1993. The B-boy hangs out on street corners, cool and menacing. Raheim is the third B-boy in Mitchell’s life, but underneath the former’s tough exterior, Raheim is smart and talented and a loving parent to his five-year-old son. But Raheim has a violent streak.

Release Date: June 9, 2022 (USA) | Length: 103 min | Genre: Drama | Certificate: TV-MA | Note(s): Premiered at the ABFF (American Black Film Festival) on November 3, 2021. Above is the BET+ streaming release date. I would have to see this movie to better identify people.