FIRST LOOK: Jesse L. Martin In "Sexual Healing" Marvin Gaye Biopic (TRAILER) + Lil Mo's "L's Up" (SINGLE)
Footage from the controversial Marvin Gaye biopic Sexual Healing starring Jesse L. Martin has been released to the public. Watch 4-mins from the film inside and listen to Lil' Mo's "Ls UP" single.....
Four minutes of footage from the promo reel of Julien Temple’s Marvin Gaye biopic, Sexual Healing, starring Jesse L. Martin (as Gaye), S. Epatha Merkerson (as Marvin’s Gaye’s mother, Alberta Cooper Gay), and Dwight Henry (as Marvin Gaye’s father, Marvin Gay, Sr.) have been leaked online.
According to Shadow And Act, the film has an "anticipated" release date of April 1, 2014, but there's been a few bumps in the road for the film (which is only at 70% completion). But can we discuss how Jesse became almost a spitting image of the singer?
If the reports are correct, we hope the director is able to secure additional funding and another distributor because Jesse looks SEXY. In case you don't remember, Lenny Kravtiz was originally slated to play the slain singer but he backed out due to pressure from the Gaye family.
The film focuses on Marvin's recording of the Midnight Love album (while he was heavily into drugsand living in Belgium).
And in new music.....
Singer Lil’ Mo, who became the breakout star of "R&B Divas LA", battles her alter ego/inner self on her latest single, "Ls UP". Her government name is Cynthia Loving, Jr. So she made this track, featuring her real self.
She talked about the song's message in a recent interview for AlwaysAList saying,
“‘L’s Up’ main message is that one of the biggest battles I’ve struggled within, is I seek to do good, and the enemy is always in my space. Sometimes the biggest enemy was myself. So I turned it. Now when I feel I’m down to my last, throw my ‘L’ up. Love myself. I will not lose!”
Listen to the single here: