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15 Nov

‘Brown Sugar’ Turns 20: See The Film’s Forged Then

On this date in 2002, the Rick Famuyiwa-directed Brown Sugar was released in theaters worldwide. It told the story of two childhood friends who concurrently fell in love with hip-hop – in addition to one another – on the identical street corner in Latest York City.

Since its premiere 20 years ago, this film has grow to be a classic inside Black culture, and in addition birthed a chart-topping soundtrack that featured acts resembling Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Faith Evans, Jill Scott, Mos Def, and more. The love story between Brown Sugar’s central characters Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) and Dre (Taye Diggs) continues to resist the test of time, and their on-screen chemistry produced several memorable moments.

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

Alongside Lathan and Diggs, this movie also stars Nicole Ari Parker, Queen Latifah, Mos Def (now often called Yasiin Bey), Boris Kodjoe, and Wendell Pierce. 

In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Brown Sugar, let’s take a have a look at the film’s solid then and now.

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