And its writer-director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, speaks on what initially inspired her to "make a movie about a black girl who wants to be the first [woman] in the NBA. But she longed to tell a semi-autobiographical story about a female baller. She quit her job, wrote the script and began shopping it around. Her script somehow reached the heads of the Sundance Institute.
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Source: Alberto E. We love a good fun fact about some of our favorite pieces of Black art. And these days, Black creatives are doing a lot of interviews where these little nuggets are being shared. During the question, she spoke about Love and Basketball and how she went back and forth with the studio so the movie would have a PG rather than R rating for that sex scene between Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps. I wanted the reality of it. Sanaa [Lathan] and Omar [Epps] were so dope in that scene, so protective of each other.
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Quincy, a ladies-man, has been around the block being a good looking HS baller and all. Was it consensual? Yes, because Monica invited Quincy in after giving him an impromptu kiss when he read her the acceptance letter. While passionately kissing for the first time, Quincy is caressing her until Monica jolts up, abruptly ending the kiss. Sexual tension, apprehension, curiosity, excitement.