The long awaited premiere of BET's newest movie The Start Up just aired and it was really good! Diggy Simmons, Teyana Taylor, Allen Maldonado, and Chris Brew starred as the main characters in this capturing story about young people trying to maintain a successful blog.
As a young person trying to make it big out here, I really related to it! There were moments when the characters were faced with struggles many of us go through when trying to navigate through young adulthood. They covered everything from dating, going to college, understanding our relationships with our parents, and still trying to have fun.
This was of course Diggy Simmon's acting debut and as a big fan, I was excited to see how he would do. Not only did Diggy performed well, but the rest of the cast was a good glimpse of what the future of Black actors is looking like! My personal new favorite is Allen Maldonado. His character was hilarious, thanks to his comedic timing, and serious when he had to be.
The Start Up was originally going to be a series, but instead ended up being a movie. To be honest, based on just what I saw I would love for it to be made into a show. Maybe The Start Up could pull a Being Mary Jane?? In the meantime, check your local listing or BET's Schedule to find out when you can catch the next showing of The Start Up!