Lifetime has finally dropped the trailer for the highly anticipated Salt-N-Pepa biopic.
According to Shadow and Act, the three-hour film, which has also been referred to as a limited series, will air later this year. The cast includes Laila Odom as Sandra Denton (Pepa), G.G. Townson as Cheryl James (Salt) and Deidra Roper as DJ Spinderella. Jermel Howard will star as rapper Treach, who was married to Pepa for two years. Cleveland Berto will play Hurby Azor, the group’s music producer and friend.
The film will take a look into the group’s rise to stardom in the male-dominated hip hop industry.
“The miniseries Salt-N-Pepa follows the story of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl James and Sandra Denton as they fall into the world of rap and hip hop, after recording for a song for their friend Hurby Azor,” the film’s official description says.
“Salt-N-Pepa made a huge impact in hip hop by being one of the first all-female rap groups, changing the look of hip hop and unafraid to talk about sex and share their thoughts on men,” the description continued. “Salt-N-Pepa became the first female rap act to go platinum and experienced ground-breaking success with multiple awards, including a Grammy, paving the way for all female rappers to follow. The miniseries will also feature their greatest hits like ‘Let’s Talk About Sex,’ ‘What a Man,’ ‘Shoop’ and ‘Push It,’ among others.”
Pepa recently shared the trailer for the biopic to her Instagram page with the caption “COMING SOON” on the post.
Fans on social media have had mixed reviews about the upcoming biopic. Some fans were upset about the casting of the ladies.
Twitter user @terrasofly tweeted, “Who did casting for this salt n pepa movie comin on lifetime??!!!. They don’t look nothin like them. I hope it don’t be bust movie . #lifetime.”
Other fans are excited for more films to watch as they practice social distancing. Twitter user @alyssatoriana tweeted, “salt n pepa getting a movie, dis quarantine gettin good.”
salt n pepa getting a movie, dis quarantine gettin good— (@alyssatoriana) April 12, 2020
Take a look at the official trailer below.