Netflix in collaboration with Shawn Ryan and Baz Luhrmann, have been filming a new show, depicting the lives of youth in the Bronx in the 1970’s, titled The Get Down. Highlighting the birth of hip hop culture, DJs and gang battles, the trailer looks excellent. The first episodes for it’s first season are set for release on Netflix in August 12, 2016.
Nas has been cited as a ‘huge creative force’ for the series and has had a narrative role as well as composing music specifically for the series as well a producer.
Jaden Smith, whose film release, After Earth in which he played Kitai Raige, starring his father Will Smith, received mixed reviews, especially for director M. Knight Shyamalan‘s efforts and the music driven The Get Down has come in perfect time for actor Jaden Smith. Smith is putting brawn behind the proclamations of grandeur so good on you Jaden!
Watch the trailer for The Get Down.
Baz Luhrmann, the director of Moulin Rouge! (2001) and The Great Gatsby (2013) makes a perfect fit for this series and it is his first television venture.
Netflix goes from strength to strength with runaway hits such as Orange Is The New Black, Beasts Of No Nation and Making Of A Murderer.
Especially in the past year, Jaden Smith and his sister Willow Smith are truly leaning towards the alternative when it comes to personal style.
Check his looks.
Prom with Mecca Kalani.
Actor Will Smith (parent with actor Jada Pinkett Smith) is quoted as saying that maybe he went too far in encouraging his children to be confident and exercise freedom of expression.
The New York Post‘s Kyle Smith recently declared the Smith children to be nuclear narcissists, pointing out their overtly arrogant shares on social media and in interviews:
Willow Smith tweets:
“ANYTHING that I EVER do is geared towards the evolution and vibrational elevation of this planet through the inspiration of individuals”.
Jaden in T Magazine interview:
“You never learn anything in school,” Jaden said. “Think about how many car accidents happen every day. Driver’s ed? What’s up? I still haven’t been to driver’s ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I can’t see how driver’s ed is really helping them out”.
What one has to wonder is if there is really anything unusual that an 18 & 15 year old would say things like this. Being born to two prominent Hollywood stars has given them the platform to think aloud, no filter, the way so much of our teenage years are spent. However, in those formative years we would like to add a generous spoonful of humility as well as confidence.
The average teenager is not interviewed by magazines & does not have 3.7 million followers on Twitter.
Willow Smith on Twitter:
“Celebrities are NOT the property of society”
What’s unfortunate about this is that it is a complaint about an elevated status which they were born into. Many choose to evade the whole thing, check Aimee Osbourne. I would consider celebrity a double edged sword that provides creatives a platform, with the unfortunate and persistent criticism and lack of privacy.
We can speculate about their inheritance of privilege, compare it to this metaphor of white privilege, title it Hollywood privilege, the fact is nobody wants their children to suffer from insecurity, everyone wants to see their children get the attention they may crave, everybody wants to see their children be creatively fulfilled and at least strive towards it. We all want to teach our kids to hustle and so these kids, Jaden & Willow Smith, are just…
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