Rapper/ actor Ice Cube directed this urban comedy-drama about African-American single mother Diana (Lisa Raye), who aims for a career as a broadcast journalist. To finance her education, she works as a stripper at the raucous Players Club, run by hustler Dollar Bill (Bernie Mac). When naive Ebony (Monica Calhoun), Diana's young cousin, also signs on at the club, Ronnie (Chrystale Wilson) attempts to lead Ebony into prostitution, creating conflicts, while club deejay Blue (Jamie Foxx) begins dating Diana. This film is Ice Cube's feature directorial debut; he also scripted and appears in a supporting role.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama,Comedy
- Run Time: 104min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/08/1998
- DVD Release Date: 09/14/1999
- Distributor(s): New Line
- Themes: Fish Out of Water,Class Differences,Prostitutes,Social Climbing,Sibling Relationships,Playing the Field
- Tone: Earnest,Irreverent,Raunchy,Nocturnal
DJ, cousin, mother, prostitute/prostitution, single-parent, stripper, telejournalist
- Language: English