Chocolate City (film)

Chocolate City is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed and written by filmmaker Jean-Claude La Marre. The film stars Robert Ri'chard, Michael Jai White, Carmen Electra and Vivica A. Fox.[3] The plot is about the life for a struggling college student changes in an instant when he meets the owner of a male strip club who convinces him to give amateur night a whirl.[4] This film was shot in Inglewood, California and was released in a limited release and through video on demand outlets on May 22, 2015.[5]

Chocolate City
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJean-Claude La Marre
Produced byRobert Aaronson
Jessie L. Levostre
Michael Mendelsohn
Melanie Levostre
Eurika Pratts
Jim Steele
Written byJean-Claude La Marre
Starring
CinematographyVladimir Van Maule
Edited byYvan Gauthier
Production
company
Nu-Lite Entertainment
Patriot Pictures
Distributed by
Release date
  • May 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$212,662[2]

A 2017 sequel named Chocolate City: Vegas Strip is available on Netflix.[6]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film is a black version of the 2012 male stripper movie, Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum. According to the film's director, Jean-Claude La Marre, "There was one glaring omission in Magic Mike, and that was people of color. We figured that was a missed opportunity for them and we jumped on it."

ReleaseEdit

In the United States, the film was released in a limited release and through video on demand on May 22, 2015. Freestyle Releasing handled the theatrical release with Paramount Home Entertainment handling the video on demand and home media release of the film. The film also debuted on BET on June 10, 2015.[1][7][8]

MarketingEdit

On April 24, 2015, the official trailer and poster were released.[9]

SequelEdit

A sequel named Chocolate City: Vegas was released to BET on July 1, 2017.[10] On August 12, 2017, it was added to Netflix behind the name Chocolate City: Vegas Strip.[11][12][13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Vivica A. Fox, Robert Ri'chard Film 'Chocolate City' to Get Paramount, BET Distribution (Exclusive)
  2. ^ Chocolate City (2015) - Box Office Mojo
  3. ^ "Chocolate City". abandomoviez. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
  4. ^ "Chocolate City Movie". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
  5. ^ "Chocolate City the movie. Coming to theaters 2015!". Twitter. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
  6. ^ "Chocolate City Vegas Battle casting on chocolatecityveasbattle.com". Archived from the original on 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  7. ^ Chocolate City - Movie Trailers - iTunes
  8. ^ 'Chocolate City' in Theaters and On Demand May 22 | EURweb
  9. ^ Chocolate City Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Tyson Beckford Movie HD - YouTube
  10. ^ "Chocolate City Vegas Battle casting on chocolatecityveasbattle.com". Archived from the original on 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  11. ^ Chocolate City Begas Strip on netflix.com
  12. ^ Chocolate City Begas Strip on whatsnewsonnetflix.com
  13. ^ Chocolate City Begas Strip on usanewsonnetflix.com

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