JUWANNA MANN

What a Drag!

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Release Date: June 21, 2002

Starring: Miguel A. Nunez, Jr., Vivica
A. Fox, Tommy Davidson, Kevin
Pollack, Ginuwine, Kim Wayans,
and ‘Lil Kim’

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Teenagers and young adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 91 minutes

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Director: Jesse Vaughan

Executive Producer: Steve Oedekerk, Ralph S.
Singleton, Jonathan A. Zimbert

Producer: Bill Gerber, Steve Oedekerk
and James O. Robinson

Writer: Bradley Allenstein

Address Comments To:

Barry M. Meyer, Chairman/CEO
Warner Bros., Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522-0001
Phone: (818) 954-6000
Website: www.movies.warnerbros.com

Content:

(PaPa, HoHo, LLL, S, N, A, Ho, M) Pagan worldview depicted through the central character’s desire for money, fame and sensual pleasure at any cost; some homosexual references; 46 obscenities, one profanity, numerous double-entendres, frank sexual comments, and crude physical humor; minor slapstick violence; one instance of implied fornication, two scenes of fully-clothed men in implied homosexual acts, transvestite homosexual discussions, and the central character fondles women’s buttocks (all designed as jokes or gags); natural nudity of a male’s backside and two scenes where characters witness full frontal male nudity, while the filmgoer only sees the reactions, and several scenes of very scantily clad women; alcohol abuse as an escape tool; no smoking; and, lying, deception and greed are central to the plot.


Summary:

JUWANNA MANN is the story of a “bad-boy” professional basketball player, Jamal Jeffries, who, after being suspended, disguises himself in drag in order to enter the Women’s Basketball League as Juwanna Mann. This movie is predictable, poorly written, extremely vulgar, full of poor taste, and embarrassingly unfunny.


Review:

JUWANNA MANN is the story of a “bad-boy” professional basketball player, Jamal Jeffries (Miguel A. Nuñez, Jr.) who is suspended indefinitely from the league for flashing the fans in the arena after he is ejected from a critical game. In order to replace his earnings, he devises a plot to enter the Women’s Basketball League sub rosa. Jeffries dons a ridiculous wig and dresses in drag as Juwanna Mann. As Juwanna, he becomes the team’s star player and receives the valuable endorsement offers and media attention that had previously eluded him due to his gangster image.



The movie follows Juwanna’s awkward relationships in and out of the locker room with his new female teammates, adoring fans and his soul-for-hire sports agent, Lorne Daniels (Kevin Pollack), along with his transformation from diva to team leader.



Nuñez and his co-star, Vivica A. Fox, bring some charm and energy to their roles and Tommy Davidson brings one or two laughs in his role as rapper, Puff Smoky Smoke, but overall JUWANNA MANN is predictable, poorly written and a big bore. To add insult to injury, this movie is extremely vulgar, full of poor taste and embarrassingly unfunny. Also, lying, deception and greed are central to the plot.


In Brief:

JUWANNA MANN is the story of a “bad boy” professional basketball player, Jamal Jeffries, who is suspended indefinitely from the league for flashing the fans after he is ejected from a critical game. In order to replace his earnings, he disguises himself in drag to enter the Women’s Basketball League as Juwanna Mann. As Juwanna, he becomes the team’s star player and receives the valuable endorsement offers and media attention that had previously eluded him due to his gangster image. The movie follows Juwanna’s awkward relationships in and out of the locker room with his new female teammates, adoring fans and his soul-for-hire sports agent, played by Kevin Pollack. The movie shows his transformation from diva to team leader.



Miguel A. Nuñez, Jr. as Jamal and his co-star, Vivica A. Fox, bring some charm and energy to their roles. Tommy Davidson brings one or two laughs in his role as rapper Puff Smoky Smoke, but overall JUWANNA MANN is predictable, poorly written and a big bore. To add insult to injury, this movie is extremely vulgar, full of poor taste and embarrassingly unfunny. Also, lying, deception and greed are central to the plot