Fans upset that Issa Rae will remake ‘Set if Off’

Many urbanites have their faces twisted up as they digest the news that one-woman juggernaut Issa Rae has signed on to produce and possibly star in the 1996 classic Set it Off.

Don’t get it twisted, though. Most urban fans still marvel over Rae’s meteoric rise from YouTube phenom to the star and producer of the HBO blockbuster series “Insecure,” as well as “Awkward Black Girl” and her role in the film Little opposite Regina Hall.

These fans just believe that certain cinematic classics like Set if Off should not be touched.

Some fans immediately reacted on social media, urging Rae and other dynamic filmmakers and storytellers to appropriate their energies towards untold Black stories, instead of regurgitating old treasured ones.

One Twitter user succinctly summarized the overall mood: “We love you #IssaRae, but leave Set it Off alone please.”

Besides, another fan noted, Da Brat and actress Demetria McKinney have already starred in the 1998 theatrical stage production of Set it Off. So it may not be possible to squeeze any more equity out of the 90’s bank-robbing drama that starred Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Queen Latifah, Kimberly Elise and Blair Underwood.

 

Another said: @IssaRae please don’t remake set it off. Just let it be. It’s okay to leave some things be; untouched—mint condition. Please.”

More fans opined about Rae and Set it Off:

 

 

 

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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