Love a good “chick flick?” Get ready to get the tissue out! The upcoming romantic-drama, “Beyond the Lights,” is sure to have you in your feelings.
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythwood (Love and Basketball), this film is the coming of age story of a pop star, Noni Jean (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and the challenges of her new-found fame. She unwillingly sells sex for success and attempts to conform to society’s standard of beauty to please her fans, “momager”‘ and all those who are counting on her for their own selfish financial gain. The pressures of fame have Noni on the edge – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But Kaz’s love might be just what Noni needs to give her the courage to find her own voice and become the artist she’s meant to be.
The story of Noni Jean is all too familiar. In a generation where sex sells and social media determines your worth, this story teaches that being true to yourself is the greatest testament of all! Produced by Relativity Media, “Beyond the Lights” hits theaters November 14th.
Watch the trailer above, and click through exclusive photos in the gallery below! Will you check this out in theaters?