Reality Is Not Good Enough

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Reality Is Not Good Enough

22 mins | United States | 2021

Director: Rashayla Marie Brown
Producer: Jennifer Reeder
Screenwriter: Rashayla Marie Brown
Editor: Jason Boulware, Stefani Saintonge
Cinematographer: Jason Boulware, Amber Bournett, Rashayla Marie Brown
Cast: Ann-Marie Hammond, Abrina Marie Matthews, Angell Marie Williams, Bailey Marie Brown, Eron Evans, Parker Marie Williams, Rashayla Marie Brown
Genre Tags: Experimental, Comedy-Drama, Short, Docu-Fiction
Release Year: 2021
Language: English (United States)
Subtitle: English (United States)
Country: United States
Genre: Experimental

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2023 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) Reality Is Not Good Enough is a sensitive and humorous tribute to the director’s mother, who dreams of being a reality TV star, no matter how exploited she might become. Much to her daughter’s chagrin, the glamorous biracial adoptee from a Trumpmaniac family appears on a failed WeTV pilot. The director's sisters and nieces humorously flip these stereotypes and tragic devices of unscripted TV with surprising dexterity, citing Josephine Baker to Oprah Winfrey. Set to a masterful jazz score by MacArthur Genius Tomeka Reid, this experimental comedy-drama shows Black women with power behind the camera as much as they are in front of it.