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Don’t Waste Your Pretty is a must see film!

Sometimes what you’ve been looking for, is right in front of you, you just need a little help finding it.

By Tinzley Bradford February 19, 2021

Single ladies!!! How would you feel if you got the guy you‘ve always wanted? If the man of your dreams looked you dead in your eyes and said that it was you he’s wanted all along? Would you be happy and feel it was worth it, or would you feel like it was a complete waste of your time?

I had the opportunity to attend the press release and chat with the cast of DON’T WASTE YOUR PRETTY a film Based on the eponymous book written by award-winning author and media personality Demetria L. Lucas. I’m sure all you close knit friends and besties out there will be able to relate.

The film tells the story of a group of close knit friends trying to sort out their unstable life and love issues. And I don’t blame them!! Sometimes you gotta sort that thing out! can‘t be out here just dealing with buffoonery just because. Make sure you are making wise love and life choices!

Those who know me know I’m all about living a Settlefree life and I encourage women all around the world to refuse to settle for less than they deserve in their life and their relationships PERIOD! If he’s not texting back NEXT! If he’s not making time for you, NEXT! If he’s always stirring up an argument NEXT! Nobody has time for that, I know I don’t!

I’m all about helping women make wiser choices when choosing their mate and not wasting precious time with the wrong person. I mean my time is valuable and I’m just not going to sit there and allow a guy who is clearly not serious about me, to waste my time! That’s why Don’t Waste Your Pretty really stands out and resonates with me. I mean if “My sentiments exactly” was a person!

Girl your are too gorgeous to be giving your time, love and attention to a man who is not reciprocating. He don’t get to come around only when it’s convenient for him and only him.

During the press conference, I had the chance to ask actress Deborah Joy Winans, who plays Jeanné in this film and who is known for her role as Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf and also one of my favorite people, not only because she’s dark and lovely like me, he he he but because she is fierce! See the question I asked Deborah in the video clip below and how she explains her excitement about playing the role of a woman who’s a lot like her in real life and who even though her character wasn’t the typical skinny woman, she gets the guy just the way she was.

It was a beautiful exchange!

Actress Deborah Joy Winans

Actress Deborah Joy Winans

The Author of the book the movie is based on Demetria L. Lucas who I am a huge fan of, was not able to attend the press conference, so I reached out on her popular Facebook page to ask her a specific question about the characters in this film. I wanted to know whose character she believed she was in the film because I’m an Author too and many times, the stuff I write about I’ve often experienced it so I asked:

”Which character do you believe best describes you? You’re an award winning Author, Media Personality and your awesome book is now a film. (APPLAUSE) 🙌🏽Do you see yourself as Mykah or Jeanné? I know as Authors sometimes what we write about is based on our own experiences.“

Well just like the dope amazing lady and queen of media Demetria is, she responded and said:

”Neither, The writer of the script is Katrina O’Gilvie. She read the book, of course, and a lot of my writing and we had extensive conversations about my perspective of dating and relationships. She pulled some of my sayings (“cheating cheater who cheated”) and some of my experiences (Booze and Nudes, also the references to Bali and baby elephants in Kenya), but none of the characters are based on me in any significant way.

I used to be a book editor and Mykah is one but that’s where it begins and ends. Her excel spreadsheet for dating is based off a question that comes up about creating a questionnaire in DWYP.

Katrina and I are both divorced and we did feel it was important to have a story about a woman who had been thru divorce and was willing to give love a second try.“

Author and media personality Demetria L. Lucas

Author and media personality Demetria L. Lucas

The cast of DON’T WASTE YOUR PRETTY includes Artist Keri Hilson (“Think Like A Man,” “Almost Christmas”)and I know we all remember her feel good musical anthems “Pretty Girl Rock” and ”Knock You Down”, Deborah Joy Winans (“Greenleaf”), Redaric Williams (“The Yard,” “The Young And The Restless”), Jasmine Burke (“Saints & Sinners”), Kaye Singleton (“American Soul”) and Rainey Branch (“Being Mary Jane,” “Grey’s Anatomy”).

Keri Hilson plays the twin sister of Radaric Williams, also known as Jeannés love interest.

Artist and actress Keri Hilson

Artist and actress Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson and Radaric William

DON’T WASTE YOUR PRETTY is directed by Tamara Bass and written by Katrina O’Gilvie(“Behind the Movement”; nominee for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special).

Ladies, what ever you do in life, never allow people to waste your time! Never dummy down for anyone. Pay attention to what actions he is showing you. Energy does not lie! There is a special guy just waiting to love you right....Don’t Waste Your Pretty on a fool!
Don’t Waste Your Pretty Premieres Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 8 p.m./7C. On TV ONE.

Tinzley Bradford is a Dating Coach and Journalist. She is the author of the popular book "The Settlefree Dating Method for Women"

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