Lifetime’s Salt-N-Pepa Biopic Is On the Way
Whether they were getting us more comfortable to talk about sex or telling us whatta mighty good man they had, Salt-N-Pepa embodied so much sauce that they seasoned a whole era.
With their raunchy, sorry-not-sorry approach to the music game, the ladies’ influence on urban culture has continued to live on… generation after generation. Now, they’re finally ready to tell us where and how it all started. Salt-N-Pepa’s life story is coming to Lifetime, and the leading cast has been revealed.
The yet-to-be-titled Salt-N-Pepa biopic miniseries, which is set to hit the network in 2020, will star G.G. Townson (Bounce TV’s In the Cut) and Laila Odom (The Bobby DeBarge Story) as Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Monique Paul as Deidra “DJ Spinderella” Roper, Cleveland Berto (Terminator: Dark Fate) as music producer Hurby Azor, and Jermel Howard (Deadly Dispatch) as Pepa’s ex-husband and Naughty by Nature member Treach.
Directed by Mario Van Peebles, the authorized Salt-N-Pepa biopic chronicles Salt-N-Pepa’s legendary rise to Hip-Hop royalty and the many trials and tribulations that have tested their throne throughout the act’s thirty-plus-year career. It will also explore the icons’ game-changing impact on the genre, as they became one of the first all-female rap groups, unapologetically shifting the narrative of women in music forever.
Written by Abdul Williams, the anticipated project is produced by Sony Pictures Television. Robert Teitel from Slate Street Prods., Shakim Compere, Queen Latifah, Cheryl James, and Sandra Denton serve as executive producers. James “Jimmy” Maynes and Hurby Azor are also on the co-executive producing team.
Known for their hit songs “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Whatta Man,” “Shoop,” and “Push It,” Salt-N-Pepa was formed in 1985, with James and Denton at the forefront, along with DJ Spinderella. With millions of records sold worldwide, a number of awards and chart-topping tracks and albums, the group reached global success and earned the well-deserved, honorific title as ‘The First Ladies of Rap and Hip-Hop.”
Today, Salt-N-Pepa’s legacy still stands strong.
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