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Just one thing , Please "Don't Waste Your Pretty"

The movie everyone was raving about last night on twitter was something beautiful of the Black Experience within love, friendships and family.

Don't Waste Your Pretty, a TV One Original Movie based on the book Don't Waste Your Pretty: The Go‑to Guide for Making Smarter Decisions in Life & Love by award-winning author and media personality Demetria L. Lucas, the film details the facets of life, love and overall happiness we seek out for ones self.

This movie depicted these Black Experiences in such a dynamic way, we tend to forget that though we all go through our trials and tribulations in life, love, family and every aspect of life, but its the beautiful experience of being black while going through those roads to our happiness. The support of family, the support of friends, the caring nature of our people allows for the experience to be that much more mendable and that was the beautiful thing about this TV One Original Movie.


After years of extreme career focus, Mykah (Hilson) finally stops making excuses and starts looking for love. Encouraged by her best friends, Mykah embraces the dating scene by taking their suggestions on speed dating, making online connections, and hitting the nightlife. But she soon discovers love might be right in front of her. The recent divorcée Jeanné (Wynans) has put the idea of love on ice but has to decide if the burning flame from Mykah’s twin brother Michael (Williams) is warm enough to melt her heart again. Fun-loving, married couple Amma (Singleton) and Aisha (Burke) are #couplegoals of the group but struggle to strike a balance as they embark on their parenthood journey. When jobs, romance, and family interactions prove more complicated than they had ever anticipated, the group of friends knows they can always turn to one another to figure out their next move.

The cast of Don’t Waste Your Pretty includes; Keri Hilson (Think Like A Man, Almost Christmas), Deborah Joy Winans (Greenleaf), Redaric Williams (The Yard, The Young and The Restless), Jasmine Burke (Saints & Sinners), Kaye Singleton (American Soul) and Rainey Branch (Being Mary Jane, Grey’s Anatomy).

Don’t Waste Your Pretty is directed by Tamara Bass. The film, written by Katrina O’Gilvie, is produced for TV One by Swirl Films, with Eric Tomosunas and COO Robert A. Boyd II serving as Executive Producers. James Seppelfrick, Ron Robinson, and Keith Neal serve as producers for Swirl Films. For TV One, Susan Henry is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting, and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production. -

All in all, the movie is beautiful experience of Black Love, Black Friendship, Black Family, Black Support and respect for ones realm of self, love and realization. Job Well done to the actors and actresses who brought the movie to life and the amazing direction of this movie. If you have not seen the movie catch it now here:

I had the privilege viewing the movie earlier courtesy of

Cr8 Agency & The Icho Group.

RATING: 10/10


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