Since more people are stuck indoors due to COVID-19 outbreak, we’re putting a twist to our ‘Movie of the Week’ feature by presenting content you can stream at home.
This week we bring you John Singleton’s classic drama film ‘Boyz N the Hood’ – a movie that is well-cemented in pop culture and ‘changed the industry’s and audiences’ idea of the black experience’.
The movie was released in 1991 and stars Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, Regina King, and Angela Bassett.
Boyz N the Hood follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence, and future prospects.
The movie was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at the 64th Academy Awards, making Singleton the youngest person and the first African-American to be nominated for Best Director.
It is the same movie that launched the acting career of N.W.A rapper Ice Cube.
Those who haven’t checked out the movie can hop onto Netflix and stream.
Watch the trailer below to get started: