If we cant get through this take, were cutting some gang members, the director says. He doesnt yell; he doesnt have to. Its the tone a coach uses just before someone gets booted off the squad. As if sensing some recalcitrance, the director adds, You should thank me for stopping it. A year from now, youre gonna be watching this at the premiere, and youre gonna have your friends and family there. And I dont want you looking silly.
The "director" in this scene is Memphis' own Craig Brewer, whose work with some gang members in Nashville trying to make a movie is the Nashville Scene's cover story this week. Suffice it to say, our homeboy looks good while doing good works.