'Honey' has just dropped on Netflix
The classic movie Honey, starring Jessica Alba, has just dropped on Netflix. Longtime fans are ecstatic to give the classic show a rewatch, and plenty of other people are experiencing the dance film for the very first time.
For those of you who have never seen it before, the movie tells the story of a 22-year-old New Yorker named Honey Daniels (played by Jessica Alba herself) who wants more than anything to become a hip-hop choreographer.
One day Honey meets big-deal director Michael Ellis (played David Moscow), who casts her in a music video, only to begin sexually harassing her: which leads to the character making a climactic decision.
Take a look at the trailer for the movie below:
This noughties classic also features plenty of cameos from a number of popular R&B musicians, groups, and producers, such as Missy Elliott, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Shawn Desman, Ginuwine, Rodney Jerkins, 3rd Storee, Tweet, and Blaque.
According to The Boston Globe, the film is actually inspired by the life of choreographer Laurieann Gibson, who helped choreograph the movie, and who even appeared on screen as rival dancer Katrina.
Way back in 2003, Alba commented on the importance of the movie to her in an interview by stating: "I used to be quiet and listen to the director and nod my head and try to please him, and in the end, I always felt dissatisfied with the result. It didn’t quite fit."
She continued: "When we collaborate, it just feels better, and the result is always better because my whole heart is in it…I just wanted [‘Honey’] to be something that was inspirational and uplifting, [about] people following their dreams. A movie that I’d want to see."
She added: "Dance movies inspired me when I was a kid, and I wanted to see that for the kids these days, for their generation. They don’t have the Flashdance or the Fame or the Dirty Dancing."