Set It Off
DIRECTOR: F. GARY GRAY
CAST: QUEEN LATIFAH, JADA PINKETT, VIVICA A. FOX, KIMBERLY ELISE
Long before Straight Outta Compton, F. Gary Gray directed another, far more radical supergroup movie. Jada Pinkett, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise, and Queen Latifah are four girlfriends from L.A. who decide to plan the heist of a lifetime. The other ladies have their noble motivations, but Latifah’s butch-tough, cornrowed Cleopatra Simms is in it for her bleach-blonde femme girlfriend Ursula. Treading the line between indie and studio (New Line released), Set It Off is also one of the decade’s most overlooked films.