This means that your mid- to late-twenties are the years in which you are most likely to attract the highest quality man you can get.And while I've written a fair amount about maximizing your attractiveness, it all counts for nothing if you aren't single when the right guy comes along, or if you aren't putting yourself out there because you are involved with someone who is only half-committed to you.“But if she’s happy, I’m happy.” Reggie senses how half-hearted Joelle sounds, and calls her on it. The post-movie walk through campus is one of Jenkins’s tour de force moments: Staring directly at the viewer, Al, Joelle, and Reggie complain about the state of black cinema.As the only non-African-American in this group, Rashad innocently asks, “In American culture, black men seem to be obsessed with white women. The scene has a by-way-of-Spike-Lee vibe, with each strolling speaker rotating into position to vent to us about Tarantino, Hollywood, and the N-word.When Reggie (Marque Richardson), this chapter’s subject, walks through rooms at a party, the camera performs a visual glissando, smoothly sliding through rooms while observing its subject from afar.A nighttime walk-and-gab session between friends becomes a fourth-wall-breaking, choreographed dance, which the camera observes from an unusual though perfect angle.
Dereca is a former Yelp reviewer who got banned for using too many curses in a children’s theater review. “You share panties with her practically, so what do you think? “I’m not so sure that I’d let a white man colonize my body, and I didn’t think Sam would either,” Joelle responds. At the terrible tailgate party, Reggie’s crew jokes about his militant stance and conspiracy theories. “Maybe it’s because you betrayed us for your buddy Kurt.” Troy storms off in a huff, only to be replaced by Akumi, who integrates herself into Reggie’s group as “your catch-all Asian friend.” The crew’s third stop is the movie theater, where they acquire Lionel before hate-watching the new Sanaa Lathan movie It’s an urban drama about horny lawyers.Everything starts off well, with Reggie treating Drunk Trivial Pursuit the way Rosie Perez slayed Jeopardy in . Soon, Addison and Reggie are tussling, which leads to the arrival of the campus police.But then, a rap song comes on and Addison starts singing Dr. Zoning in on Reggie, one cop asks if he goes to Winchester. Since the director’s name appears at the end of each show, rather than the beginning, viewers are blissfully unaware who’s behind the camera.But when Jenkins’s name popped up, everything I had seen in “Chapter V” made sense.