The classic movie “Set It Off” hit theaters 25 years ago today!


Flatmates, 25 years ago today the audience was introduced to the lives of Stoney, Cleo, Frankie and TT when the iconic film “Set it off“It was released in theaters. Showcasing a group of female friends resorting to criminal activity to make money, the film was an instant classic and a staple in black culture.

Stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise represented something rarely seen in Hollywood movies, a criminal drama with an all-female black cast. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, we took a little trip down memory lane with some of our favorite scenes.

During a previous interview, Vivica A. Fox talked about many of the behind-the-scenes details of “Set It Off”, how some lines were improvised and more:

“We fell into the dynamics of our characters, for sure. That’s why we were able to improvise so easily. Jada improvised: “Frankie wants to blow up the bank, uh. Frankie wants to rob the bank, uh.” People will come to me and say, “Frankie wants to blow up the bank!” And I say, “It’s not crazy, they don’t even know it wasn’t written.

The rooftop scene was so much improvised. I remember our butts hurt. I don’t know what the hell that roof was made of, but wow, it hurt. Much of that scene was improvised, like Jada telling Cleo, “You look like a Sugar Bear.” That scene is so memorable to me. And then also the scene in which I am questioned “.

Since the film premiered 25 years ago there have been a handful of theatrical adaptations, but none have even come close to the legendary and powerful performances that make the original such an ultimate classic.

Happy Anniversary!

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