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.
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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.