What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Filly Brown -- which marks the first and last big-screen appearance by late singer Jenni Rivera -- is about a young hip-hop artist trying to make it as a recording artist in Los Angeles without abandoning her values. As her star rises, she must make a series of difficult choices; every time, she gets a little closer to fame and a bit further away from her true identity. The film has some graphic beatings, and in one scene, a man comes very close to raping a teenage girl. Several sequences show people (including teens) smoking pot and drinking beer, and there's heavy swearing all throughout the movie ("f--k," "s--t," and much more).
- Families can talk about the choices that Majo makes. What motivates her? Do you think she's a relatable character? What would you have done in her position?
- How do her father's choices parallel Majo's? What does he decide? Is that the right choice?
- What is the movie saying about fame and those who seek it?