The realistic "Precious" played at Club de 'Ville

February 16, 2010 0

Precious Jones is beautiful and famous, with fabulous clothes and a gorgeous boyfriend.

Then she opens her eyes.

Directed by Lee Daniels, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” centers around a Harlem teenager, overweight and unable to read, who is the victim of unspeakable abuses at the hands of her mother, Mary, played by the comedian Mo’Nique.

Movie preview: Precious

February 4, 2010 3

A black, obese, 16 year-old girl living in Harlem was raped and impregnated twice by her father, and struggles after being suspended from school to deal with the emotional and physical abuse that she must endure daily.

The story takes place in 1987 in a Section 8 tenement in Harlem, New York City.