Keke Palmer is all girl in her new film “Pimp.” The film follows Palmer as she portrays a struggling pimp whose looking for a way out the game. The film is produced by Lee Daniels and stars rapper DMX.
This role is different from any other that Palmer has played,and definitely looks like it will be a breakthrough performance for the actress.
The film is a gritty tale of a lesbian hustler (Palmer) living in the Bronx. Her character’s mother is a prostitute, and her father is a pimp who taught her everything that she knows.
Palmer spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming film “I’d just turned 18, I’d been working a lot with Nickelodeon and Disney Channel, and I was really looking for some cool, interesting projects that could give me the opportunity to show different female characters. I wanted to do something different and give a voice to a character that really doesn’t often get a voice.”
The film is written and directed by Christine Crokos. The rest of the cast includes Aunjanue Ellis, Vanessa Morgan, Mike E. Winfield, and Edi Gathegi.
The film will be released in theatres and on demand on Nov. 9.
Check out the trailer below.
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