In the Season 3 kickoff, BFFC examines PROUD MARY, an action film doing its best to sabotage itself. Discussed: great actors getting stuck with bad movies, the film’s strange editing and pacing, and the publicity (or lack thereof) leading up to the film’s release. Also: Taraji P Henson’s triple threat of great acting, great physicality, and insane anti-aging abilities.
Read more about PROUD MARY and Sony’s lack of marketing with this Daily Beast piece, “Why Isn’t Sony Doing More to Promote ‘Proud Mary’ and Taraji P. Henson?” from Ira Madison III: https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-isnt-sony-doing-more-to-promote-proud-mary-and-taraji-p-henson
We’d also recommend checking our Ira’s review of PROUD MARY: https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-proud-mary-and-hollywood-wont-let-black-women-kick-ass