“The Lying Truth” written and directed by 2006 NAACP Image Award Nominee Reggie Gaskins, won Best Picture and Audience Choice Award for Best Picture at the 2011 Hayti Heritage Film Festival and was an Official Entry at the 2011 Pan African Film Festival. Audiences appreciated the intelligent writing and storytelling of this intense courtroom drama.
The film is about a famous rapper accused of raping a video vixen during the taping of his new music video. The rapper says he had consensual sex with the video vixen and that she’s lying in efforts to extort him for money. The video vixen vehemently denies his claim and says that she was raped. A renowned defense attorney is hired to unravel the lies to set his client free.
Reggie Gaskins (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Friday After Next), Maya Gilbert (Southland, Zane’s Sex Chronicles), Sean Riggs (Stomp the Yard, Changing the Game) and Mari Morrow (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) headline the ensemble cast of well trained actors.
This is Gaskins’ second feature film. His debut feature film, “Restraining Order” which stars Robin Givens, is currently airing on Bounce TV. “Restraining Order” earned Gaskins’ an Outstanding Writing of a Feature Film Nomination from the NAACP Image Awards and won Best Picture at the 2006 Hollywood Black Film Festival.
Gaskins’ choose this tough subject as the tales of a video vixen intrigued him after having lunch with a good friend who was a video vixen at the time. Additionally, the topic of the treatment of women in music videos consistently sparks conversation commingled with the idea that some women use their sex appeal to get money and riches from rappers by any means necessary.
“I wanted to write a story that shed light on a serious subject matter (rape) within the hip hop world to encourage those who are victims to come forward so that justice can be served. Yet at the same time I wanted to talk about the impact of false claims of rape and how such false claims make it that much harder for credible rape claims to be taken seriously” Gaskins’ quoted.
“The Lying Truth” a suspense drama coming to theaters.
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