Syd & Lex review 'Twenty Somethings' from filmmaker Kendrarenee Sanders. Syd loves this dramatic portrayal of early-20s struggle. And even Lex struggles to find fault with this grounded story.
Synopsis: Real life comes to the big screen, and is expressed through a close-knit group of 5 friends who begin to experience the rollercoaster that life becomes in their 20's. They try to navigate everything from crescendos of happiness to unexpected turmoil that makes them tackle issues such as purpose, identity, relationships with family, friends, and of course...love. Alyssa, who is searching for her purpose in life begins to question her relationship with Reem, who is looking for his own ways of getting ahead after his basketball dreams come crashing down. His best friend Drea battles not only with her family but with herself as she goes on her emotional journey of gender identity. Meanwhile, Carmen, infatuated with a faster lifestyle, begins to see that everything that glitters isn't gold when it comes to the men she attracts. Then there is Tyler, the certified lover boy who must learn that love is blind, but he cannot be blinded by love. Sure to be a relatable story of lessons and transitions for this group of twenty somethings.
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The New Chitlin Circuit is the only podcast dedicated solely to highlighting Black, independent film. Every Monday, Syd and Lex review a Black indie, low-budget, or direct-to-tv movie. Some weeks the hosts dig into an edgy Hood-drama on Tubi. Other weeks, Syd and Lex dive into meditative, arthouse films. But every week, it's Black Indies Only.