Hello, yes, do you know about this new movie Patti Cake$? You should.
Patricia (AKA Patti Cake$) is an aspiring rapper from New Jersey who wants to show the world the boss bitch she knows she is. Armed with her clever writing ability, rapping skillz, and the support of her friends and grandma, Patti aims leave her impoverished life for a more glamorous one.
Is this the next "mom's spaghetti" movie?? But with a lady?! We hope so!
Danielle Macdonald is an Austrailian actress and is bringing Killa P to life. She had to learn how to rap and speak with a Jersey accent, and was successful in doing so thanks to her coach Skyzoo. She toldThe New York Times about her character, saying, "Her heart I understood. Her soul I understood. Her passions, her needs — I got those. I could relate to Patti on the inside, so it was doable."
The Sundance Film Festival movie sold to Fox Searchlight, according to Variety, and is scheduled to release August 18, 2017 AND WE CAN'T WAIT.
Photo and trailer from Patti Cake$
More from BUST
Brianna is a BUST editorial intern from Indiana. After finishing her bachelor's in telecommunication news and journalism from Ball State University, she went to Syracuse for her master's in arts journalism. She likes writing about movies, performance art and advocacy. You can follow her on Twitter @BriKirk, and reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.