Los Angeles. A very beautiful state. The land of sunshine and Hollywood.
That’s all we see in Los Angeles but what we don’t know about is the darkness that haunts it until now. Beneath all the glitz and glamour is a small city named ‘Compton’. Known for having thugs spread throughout the place, Compton is known as the most dangerous city in all of Los Angeles. It’s the city that is sprawling with thugs. However, we don’t really know what happens there. Sadly, it’s racial discrimination.
F. Gary Gray will bring the C.P.T. to life in his biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’. It will circle around the lives of five young men who try to make it out by giving a voice to the locals of Compton through the power of street knowledge. The film will be set in the 1980s where this issue is most present and at its’ highest. A time where locals of the town rebelled against the authorities because of racism and apartheid happening around the town. One of the biggest influences for the rebellion was this rap group named N.W.A. that consists of Eric Wright (Eazy-E), Andre Young (Dr. Dre), O’ Shea Jackson (Ice Cube), Lorenzo Patterson (MC Ren) and Antoine Carraby (DJ Yella) who made an entire album that illustrates the life in Compton. It was a certified hit that became very controversial and even got the attention of the FBI particularly because of one song that has a lasting legacy. That track was boldly titled “F*ck the Police” and was obviously about police brutality, one societal issue that N.W.A. was very furious about. F. Gary Gray will bring forth this message about the city with brutal honesty that is bound to infuriate its’ audience.
See the dangerous town be brought to life in Straight Outta Compton today. Screening exclusively in select Ayala Malls Cinemas.