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Netflix drops trailer for Sundance sensation The Forty-Year-Old Version

August 27th, 2020 | by vBollywood Author
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Semi-autobiographical, slice-of-life New York indie films aren’t just for twentysomethings anymore.

Netflix shared the trailer for Sundance breakout The Forty-Year-Old Version, which picked the Directing Award at the 2020 festival. Produced by Lena Waithe, the movie is based on a down-on-her-luck playwright named Radha (writer-director-star Radha Blank) who is desperate for a breakthrough before hitting age 40. But when what seems like her last shot at success seems to slip away, Radha decides to improvise and launch herself as a rapper. She moves to proceed ahead to vacillate between the worlds of hip-hop and theater on a quest to find her true voice.

The trailer shows off the movie’s very Sundance-y aesthetic (black-and-white; handheld camera; shot on 35mm film, natch) and sharp-witted script, as well as a few of Radha’s rhymes: “Why my skin so dry? Why am I yawning right now?/Why them AARP n—-s sending s— to my house?/This is 40,” she raps. Hip-hop for middle age seems to be an untapped market!

The Forty-Year-Old Version will be ready to hit Netflix this October 9. Check out the trailer above.

Photo courtesy: www.facebook.com/phase9tv

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