I wasn't prepared to like I'm Through With White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks), but I did like it — I liked it a lot. Despite the title, the film isn't really about race; it's about finding someone to love and sticking with them, despite their quirks and crazy family members. Anthony Montgomery plays Jay Brooks, a black man who doesn't fit the typical stereotype. He writes graphic novels, listens to indie rock, lives in Los Angeles without a car and dates white girls almost exclusively, breaking up with them via the same letter written over and over and over.
Until he meets Catherine, a mixed-race author (she calls herself "Halfrican-Canadian") with rainbow dreadlocks whose novel is heating up the charts. Catherine is just as unusual as Jay, and things are going well between them — almost too well for Jay, who can't bring himself to read Catherine's novel (what if he hates it?) and continually second-guesses their relationship. Because Jay's problem isn't the race of the girls he's dating; that's just an excuse, an easy out when things start to get weird. His real problem is commitment and acknowledging true love when it hits him over the head.
I'm Through With White Girls opens Friday, June 27, at Neighborhood Flix Cinema and Cafe, 2510 East Colfax Avenue; visit www.neighborhoodflix.com or call 303-777-FLIX.
I'm Through With White Girls
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