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New VH1/Queen Latifah produced movie ‘Single Ladies’ shooting in Atlanta with Lisa Raye McCoy

lisaraye McCoyVH1 earlier this month began shooting a new movie “Single Ladies” here in Atlanta starring Lauren London (”ATL”), Lisa Raye McCoy (left, “All of Us”) and Stacy Dash (”Clueless”).

The film is about three African-American single women in Atlanta “Sex and the City” style. VH1, with reality shows such as “Basketball Wives” and “What Chilli Wants,” has been aggressively building its audience among African-American women.

Queen Latifah’s company Flavor Unit Entertainment is producing it but I have no idea if she’ll actually pop up on screen.

McCoy is half sister of Atlanta rap artist Da Brat and is on a TV One reality show about herself called “Lisa Raye: The Real McCoy”).

The film, which has nothing to do with Beyonce despite the title, isn’t set to make it on VH1 until 2011.

28 comments Add your comment

Elliot Garcia

May 25th, 2010
4:27 pm

Sounds sexier than the housewives of ATL….

ummm...ok

May 25th, 2010
4:39 pm

There are so many more talented actresses than this bunch.

BravesFan79

May 25th, 2010
4:43 pm

Single ladies in Atlanta is right, especially among black women! This is not a reflection of these women not being marriage material, but of the lack of quality choices these women are faced with. This is the reason more and more of the sexier black females are turning to asians and white men for marriage. ; )

BravesFan79

May 25th, 2010
4:45 pm

Stacy Dash…. hmmmm…… id be in the mood for some chocolate pudding anytime if she was my girl.

Pago Pago Dawg

May 25th, 2010
4:52 pm

Word on the street…..tiger and vick will be on the show.

DJ Sniper

May 25th, 2010
5:07 pm

BravesFan, I tend to disagree with part of your statement. While it’s true that there are a lot of undesirable men here in Atlanta, the same can be said for a lot of women. Let’s be real here; some women shoot themselves in the foot when it comes to the dating game.

scott

May 25th, 2010
5:15 pm

the black women in Atlanta are just horrible ..ghetto,angry,whorish acting,nasty tatoos on thier body,act like a lady and you will be treated like one..as a wealthy white male i would be open to dating black women some are actually gorgeous with wonderful bodies..its when they open thier mouths with broken english and ghetto mentality that are turn offs and they have years of anger built up..best place to find the opposite and sophisticated black women…SEATTLE,LOS ANGELES,MIAMI,PARIS,

rokiya

May 25th, 2010
5:16 pm

would love to be apart of the production
if u need extras im here

scott

May 25th, 2010
5:16 pm

STACY DASH…NOW THATS A GOOD LOOKING BLK WOMAN!!!

Voice of Reason

May 25th, 2010
5:19 pm

Scott….. I’m sorry. I just don’t believe you’re wealthy….. I just don’t.

Roc-a-fella

May 25th, 2010
5:21 pm

Let’s be honest…there are bitter women out there looking to blame men for being single. To borrow from MJ, look at the [wo]man in the mirror. Women think because they just show up or look a certain way, a man is supposed to just fall in love with them and do all of these things for them and yada, yada, yada. He’s supposed to accept me for the person that I am. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you ladies have to earn love. Why would a man want to marry some drama queen that he doesn’t have anything in common with him? You’re hot and a college graduate, but you don’t know anything about any sport, you don’t know anything about politics, you can’t find Afghanistan on the map, you don’t know what the Dow Jones is and you’ve never picked up the Wall Street Journal. All you know is daddy said a man that doesn’t know your worth doesn’t deserve you. Get outta here…. When I’m wooing a client, I learn everything about them and try to get into their world. If there’s not a natural fit, you move on to the next client. I understand that if I don’t like golf or wine or sporting events, I limit my world of client interaction, so I decrease my chances of landing a big client. Re-read the last sentence ladies. When you limit your world, don’t look sad when you come up empty.

MB

May 25th, 2010
5:31 pm

There’s a rapper called Da Brat??? Pathetic. I really cannot wait until certain black people finally move past the whole ghetto-glamorizing, crime-glorifying, lawlessness-is-our-way culture. I’m sorry, idiots, but it does not make you look cool. It makes you look like criminals, and criminals go to jail. I don’t care if you drive an Escalade with spinners while blasting rap music for the whole block to hear, but if you are walking around with your pants hanging off your @$$ and with more gold in your mouth than in your pocket, I cannot respect you. To be frank, it makes you look stupid.

Senseitional

May 25th, 2010
5:37 pm

This isn’t a movie, it’s a TV Show Pilot. I know some actors from Atlanta who are shooting on the set today.

Rodney Ho

May 25th, 2010
5:52 pm

I just spoke to the VH1 spokeswoman. It’s a movie, NOT a TV pilot. There’s wrong info all over the Web about this.

Shell

May 25th, 2010
9:43 pm

It doesn’t matter. All three of these women are not very good actresses. The last two Queen Latifah produced movies I saw were The Cookout and The Perfect Holiday, both well let’s just say, mediocre. I really wish black filmakers would stop trying to be Tyler Perry and write/hire real talented black actors/writers

Monique

May 26th, 2010
8:28 am

Shell, I don’t think that black filmakers are attempting to be Tyler Perry. Both of Queen’s movies were out before any of Tyler’s. Until the “mediocre” movies are supported with box office sales, the producers will not be able to meet the income demands of “real talented black actors/writers.” Instead of being critical, show up at the theaters and support their efforts at this stage and help them to get to the next level, and before long, perhaps one will win the movie of the year!!

ummm...ok

May 26th, 2010
10:13 am

Sorry Monique, but I agree with Shell. I’m tired of watching mediocre movies. I’m glad we’re making movies, but we are making movies with little substance and ones that feed into negative stereotypes. We have enough money to make good movies and hire real actors/writers. We are more interested in making money than making quality films. I’m bored with the whole black women can’t find a man issue. zzzzzz

TDC

May 26th, 2010
10:39 am

@ ummmmmmm…..ok Maybe you or your mother would be a better choice for the movie!! ooooooops your just a blogger!!!…lol

Mike Hunt

May 26th, 2010
10:53 am

Wake up black people…this is just another attempt (by some black producers) to separate blacks from mainstream America…when are we ever going to have true diversity? Here is the mentality and thought process behind some of the black producers- “Well, I think whites have too many shows out where their people are represented too much. I’m gonna create a “Sex in the City-like” show where more black people are represented”…I guarantee you that none of their counter-part white producers had this in mind when creating their programs. It really chaps my a** that some black people in the entertainment industry create shows simply to have more “black” people represented. Is this not racist?

class

May 26th, 2010
11:51 am

Scott, you don’t get out much around here. If you think all black women in Atlanta are horrible, that goes to show that you need glasses and need to find DECENT places to interact and mingle. There are black women in Atlanta who wouldn’t give you the time of day because they are too educated, elegant, tasteful, gorgeous and well-off to be seen where you obviously hang out. Go back to the hills, billy

Nicole

May 26th, 2010
3:16 pm

@ Scott- Holla at me and I’ll show you the difference!!

hammer

May 26th, 2010
9:06 pm

@Nicole.

You sound desperate, no man really desire a woman who comes across as desperate. Maybe try the personal at craigslist. That is a good place for women who are seeking what you are.

1baddman

May 27th, 2010
5:13 pm

Once again print the reponses a little larger, you strain your eyes out with or without glasses trying to read this stuff.

Whatever

May 27th, 2010
8:13 pm

What is with all the negative comments posted? Stop watching reality television and start interacting with educated Blacks in society who are making a difference. I suggest you start by reading “The Other Wes Moore.” If you are a person who thinks most Black Americans are welfare check cashing, ghetto, drug using & selling, street corner hustling, high school drop outs shooting and killing then I feel very sorry for you. That’s like me assuming every white person is as stupid and racist with missing teeth as some of the people I meet in the South. Educate yourself.

atl

May 28th, 2010
11:19 am

sometimes i wonder if young little kids will have a chance to be in a big hit movie like this. it really could mean some thing big to a child.

G Reon

May 28th, 2010
9:38 pm

BravesFan79 You have it all twisted. I’m in support of the movie, however, your bashing of quality men is an insult. There are plenty of quality men of all races in Atlanta and abroad. What women need to do be they single or not is first stop being golddiggers, stop laying up conceving a child and throwing the daddy away and then looking for a sugardaddy to buy your pampers! Stop being tramps and sleep with woman on woman! Get some morals and values about their lives and stop living a lie! Why are you hiding behind the name as BravesFan79. Look in the mirror!

Asmani

May 29th, 2010
7:39 pm

Who gave the white people a forum to speak here. My brotha’s and sista’s see what happens when you date them, hang with them and refer to them as your friend…They take it as a peace treaty and loose all sense of boundries in action and speech. Give them an inch and they preceive it as a right
of passage. Where black americans who have produced a culture of soul, funk, ghettoism, hiphop,
flava, swagger and sizzle. Were proud of this and carry it all like a badge of honorarity. Being like you pasties for most of us isnt what drives us. To put it bluntly!!! Kiss our A$$!!!….

Wow..y'all are funny!

June 1st, 2010
12:27 pm

How did this topic go from a film about single ladies to dating in Atlanta and ghetto black women…SMH…