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Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Other Heroin Dealer....

When I get new readers, they may sometimes think I'm on the late train with a current movie that I haven't really mentioned...the truth is, I might have talked about it a couple of months ago, i.e. "American Gangster".

By now everyone knows about the film, but what about the man the movie is based on, Frank Lucas (along with Bumpy Johnson and Nicky Barnes)? cgwhc from Colored Girls Who Have Considered forwarded me a link to an absorbing biographical article on him that appeared in New York Magazine entitled "The Return Of Superfly" (which the movie is supposedly based on). And unlike Nicky Barnes, he actually seems like he might have learned something from his experiences. If you'd like to read the article click here.

trivia: cuba gooding is playing nicky barnes in american gangster. also, the original title of the movie was going to be "the return of superfly" thank goodness for that change.


Cassandra said...

In my quest for more knowledge (after reading the news article), I found this press release for a book written by Bumpy Johnson's widow. When you have a chance, take a look at it:

coloredgirlswhohaveconsidered said...

After reading the Frank Lucas (in his own words) NY Post article. I have no doubt this man is pure evil. He strikes me as the man who could have Suge Knight hiding under the bed while sucking his thumb and crying for his mother.
This was too much information for me.
I think I'll toss a coin and only see one of the three flicks. Talk about overkill. Pun intended.

Invisible Woman said...

Thanks, Cassandra...I'll propbably post that this weekend @colored girls-he seems like an old man to me that was once trying to make money at ANY expense, but is now reserved to live over and over the mistakes he made...

coloredgirlswhohaveconsidered said...

@IW...that's true. I heard that Denzel gifted him with a house.

Invisible Woman said...

Really? Damn.