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Re: “Faith Evans to play Florence Ballard of the Supremes in biopic

Do you all think that Berry Gordy and Diane are going to sit back and watch a movie get produced that portrays each of them in a negative light? Do you think that Berry Gordy is going to allow the music of Motown to be in this movie when he is portrayed as a villain? I don't think so! Diane was front and center with her lawyers when "Dreamgirls" was produced. Why do you think the Deena Jones character was cast as a benevolent character? The producers of Dreamgirls didn't want to get sued. Even if the producers of "Blondie" depict BOTH sides of the Gordy/Ross/ Ballard saga, someone is going to land in court. I have very little faith that we will get an accurate portrayal of the facts. Gordy, Ross and Robinson protect the legacy of Motown (as they want it written). I doubt that this little production company is going to go up against the powers that be and their money. Plus, without the Motown music, how good could it be. The Florence Ballard "Unsung" episode "walked on egg shells so carefully that it really didn't take a stand on either side. The truth is that Flo had a powerful, "churchy" voice, was difficult, didn't go along with the program, took on Berry and Diane (when she didn't have much of a "branch" left to go out on, and she was replaced. Also, Diane was talented, unique, charismatic, egotistical, ambitious, egomaniacal, and ruthless. She wanted the top spot and didn't care who got hurt in the process. Berry wanted Diane, money, and his position of power. That would be the way to produce this movie; however, I'm not holding my breath to see a balanced view of the facts or the glamorous, wonderful film that this COULD be........but, probably won't be!!!!!!

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Posted by Kurtsupreme on 11/21/2010 at 8:07 PM

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