The Urbanworld Film Festival-Zane’s Sex Chronicles By Derrick Salters for Harlem World Magazine
There was a buzz in the air Friday night at the AMC Loews Theater on 34th street, due to the screening of Zane’s Sex Chronicles at the Urbanworld Film Festival. New York Times best-selling author Zane mixed it up with media, as did Executive Producer Suzanne de Passe and cast members Maya Gilbert, Laila Odom, Christina DeRosa, Johanna Quintero, Kalon Jackson and comedian Capone. As the interviews and photo opps continued on a little pass the start time of the screening, the crowd’s anticipation started to bubble. These avid readers of Zane’s books wanted to see if the sexiness described in the books would carry over to the screen. They were hungry for a little visual stimulation. Once everyone was seated, Suzanne de Passe, Zane and a Cinemax executive said a few words. Then the lights went down and the temperature went up.
About the Episode #1: Airing Friday October 10th at Midnight on Cinemax – Patience, Lyric, Ana Marie, Eboni and Maricruz tackle life in the big city. Patience has heated exchanges with work rival Kerrigan, while balancing the struggles of work, her personal life and her secret identity. Maricruz tries to resist her ex-husband Randall. Ana Marie rips up the stage at the comedy club and keeps up with her active sex life with Taariq, her live-in lover. After a couple of frustrations, Lyric decides to rekindle the romance with her husband Estaban by taking a page out of “Zane’s Blog.” And Eboni throws a pamper party at her spa, Steam, and decides to take home a “tasty treat” for dessert.
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