- By RICH ANDREW
- Photo Courtesy of LIFETIME
Cheryl James. Sandra Denton. Deidra Roper. Just two nursing students in college and a teenager in high school. Brought together to help a friend record a school project that would find its way onto the radio and ultimately land them a record deal. Some modest track released as a B-side would dominate the rap scene and catapult their first album to hit gold, then platinum, a history-making first for an all female hip hop act that would be known across the world as Salt-N-Pepa and DJ Spinderella. From Push It to Let’s Talk About Sex, from Shoop to Whatta Man to None of Your Business, these women were naughty by nature and just as unabashed as their male counterparts in their songs about sex. And that kind of swagger earned them the Grammy, another history-making first. Now, Salt-N-Pepa have executive produced a biopic about their rise to fame and their struggle to win control over the direction of their careers. With outstanding performances by G.G. Townson (All American), Laila Odom (For the Love of Jason), Monique Jasmine Paul (The Next Step), Arnold Pinnock (The Expanse), Cleveland Berto (Lucifer), Jermel Howard (Equal Standard), Eddie G. (Transplant), Daniel Keith Morrison (TallBoyz), Denver Taylor (The Creator), and Bronson Phillip Lake (American Gods), Salt-N-Pepa is here in effect.
The “Salt-N-Pepa” biopic is airing on Lifetime and streaming here.