Step Sisters (2018)
Step Sisters is a 2018 dance comedy film directed by Charles Stone III. It stars Megalyn Echikunwoke as a black sorority girl who agrees to teach the art of Greek stepping to a house of party-obsessed white sorority sisters.
Step Sisters (2018)
Jamilah is an ambitious college student. She's president of her black sorority, captain of the highly regarded step team, a trusted liaison to the college dean, and has plans to attend Harvard Law School.
But after her school's reputation is tarnished by a band of hard-partying white sorority girls, Jamilah is forcibly enlisted to help set things right. She's tasked with not only teaching these girls how to step, but also helping them to win a competitive dance competition.
Parents need to know that Step Sisters is a comedy/musical that uses step-dancing to illustrate rivalry and racial stereotyping that occurs among young adults -- in this instance, an African-American sorority and an almost all-white sorority on a fictional college campus. Expect lots of dancing, black-versus-white dueling stereotypes, and many bumbling practices before "the big competition." Clumsy dancers will become precision steppers, racial barriers will fall, romance will blossom. Alcohol-fueled parties, along with busy taverns, are the core of the students' social life. Drunkenness is routine. Language is coarse, with frequent swearing (e.g., "s--t," "ass," "Jesus Christ," one use of "f--k" and the "N" word) and sexual conversation ("t-ts," "d--ks," "bite off nipple," "schlong"). It's all meant to be fun, with a few important life lessons included to redeem the clownery.
African-American coed Jamilah (a fine Megalyn Echikunwoke) is in a pickle in STEP SISTERS. It seems like she has it all: smarts, popularity, talent as a formidable step dancer, and a heartthrob "wanna-be-black" boyfriend. She's looking forward to Harvard Law School. But unexpected events at Westcott University have left her scrambling for the law school sponsorship she needs. Her problems could be solved, she is told by the Dean of Student Affairs for whom she works, if she can meet a bizarre challenge. All Jamilah has to do is turn an almost all-white group of sorority sisters, who are in danger of losing their charter, into a precision step-dancing team. Reluctantly, Jamilah accepts, but the snooty "mean girl" president of Sigma Beta Beta isn't on board. Not yet. And the "SBBs" are certainly not natural step dancers! It's an oddball setup that leads to jealousies, breakups, and an unexpected romance. And everything becomes dependent upon the results of STEPtacular!, a prestigious step-dancing competition that's only weeks away!
An interesting concept in this film was "Races can't own things." Tiger Woods, Eminem, and the tennis-playing Williams sisters were used as examples of this insight. Did this concept feel right to you? What are some other examples of the notion?
The movie does redeem itself in some places with neat dance sequences and at the very least, will leave you with an interest in the dance form of stepping. The acting is fairly decent across the board and while it does not commit to it entirely, the film does show us yet another interesting way of depicting technology in cinema.
Jamilah has her whole life figured out. She's the president of her black sorority, captain of their champion step dance crew, is student liaison to the college dean, and her next move is on to Harvard Law School. She's got it all, right? But when the hard-partying white girls from Sigma Beta Beta embarrass the school, Jamilah is ordered to come to the rescue. Her mission is to not only teach the rhythmically-challenged girls how to step dance, but to win the Steptacular, the most competitive of dance competitions. With the SBBs reputations and charter on the line, and Jamilah's dream of attending Harvard in jeopardy, these outcast screw-ups and their unlikely teacher stumble through one hilarious misstep after another. Cultures clash, romance blossoms, and sisterhood prevails as everyone steps out of their comfort zones.
The feeling of animosity from the Theta sisters towards Beth and SBB as a whole is pointed out many times throughout the film, but the two groups rarely address the actual issue of cultural appropriation with one another and when they do it feels disingenuous. Theta is almost made to look like the mean girls clique while SBB is the innocent, misunderstood group just trying to get by in a post-racial college environment.
Lyndon Smith was born in Pensacola, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for National Treasure: Edge of History (2022), Parenthood (2010) and Step Sisters (2018). She has been married to Steve Talley since July 4, 2015.
Step Sisters is an American dance comedy movie directed by Charles Stone III, written by Chuck Hayward and starring Megalyn Echikunwoke, who plays as a black sorority girl who agrees to teach the art of Greek stepping to a house of party-obsessed white sorority sisters. This movie was released on Netflix on January 19, 2018.
Besides her Venerini Sisters family, Sister Adele is survived by her niece Donna Peters and her husband Mark; her brother in law Frank Segala; three step sisters, Mary Therrien, Margaret Stefanski and Jacqueline Cote; A longtime friend Tony Lauzon, whom visited her often; Many nieces, nephews, extended family and countless students she educated that she kept in contact with over the years. Her only sister, Santina passed away in 2013 as well as two step sisters and three step brothers.
In Step Sisters, a member of a black sorority (Megalyn Echikunwoke) helps a group of white girls (lacking rhythm) to win a step competition. A mixed bag of some cringey moments and some other really funny ones, this film shows how dance can make unlikely friends of almost anyone.
"Stomp it like it's hot"Jamilah has her whole life mapped out. She's the president of her black sorority, captain of their dance troupe, has a relationship with the hottest boy, and her next step is to study law at Harvard. She has everything her heart desires. But when the partying white girls of Sigma Beta Beta embarrass the school, Jamilah is ordered to help them. Her mission is not only to teach the girls a rhythmically challenged dance, but also to win the 'Steptacular', the leading dance competition.
Jamilah is ordered to come to the rescue by teaching the rhythmically-challenged how to dance, in hopes of winning the Steptacular, the most competitive of dance competitions. Cultures clash, romance blossoms, and sisterhood prevails as everyone steps out of their comfort zones.
Written by Chuck Hayward, (Dear White People, Straight Outta Compton) and produced by Lena Waithe (Master of None, The Chi), Step Sisters centers on Jamilah (Megalyn Echikunwoke), a college senior hell bent on getting into Harvard Law School at any cost, even if it means having to teach a white sorority the sacred tradition of stepping. 041b061a72