Featured Actors: Larenz Tate with Nina Long @larenztate @iamnialong - How can you not like Larenz Tate. Ageless, versatile and as natural as they come as an actor. Larenz is a master at being patient in his scene work. He takes his time. He communicates his thoughts before and after he speaks without indicating. His pauses, glances and physical subtleties grabs the viewers undivided attention waiting to see what he will say or do next. Good acting requires some patience in the dialogue. When another actor speaks, sometimes it's natural to pause and take in what just happened. Larenz has mastered this technique. Check out one of the best scenes from "Love Jones." So much is being said here. It's a subtle debate. "Does sex on the first date make me a hoe? vs If the first date is just that great isn't it ok to have sex? 'Is that alright'?" This push and pull sequence has the viewer taking sides on this debate. Notice his choice to stay on the lower step giving her power over the moment by being on the higher step. Yet he is still trying to close the deal. But the are standing eye to eye as equals. No woman or man stereotypes or double standards. This is strictly about what connection they feel they did or did not accomplish on this date. He is trying to show he is harmless. He is saying to her subconsciously "have sex with me because I am harmless yet the exception to the rule." She is saying "I'm not a easy chick, yet tomorrow is not promised..." The music choice here is perfect and we know what happens next..😛😉Larenz and Nia had chemistry that was just phenomenal. So much more I could say about Nia Long in this movie. Next time... but they really gave an authentic presentation of that "black love" thang. Well done and I wish this entire scene could fit here... follow @theactorsvault for more commentary.
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@larenztate and @iamnialong #blackllove How many people remember this scene?? 20yrs ago!!
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