Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels partners with Tom Donaghy to pull back the curtain on music’s gritty and dark reality in Star. Featuring a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, Star is an emotionally powerful drama that follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business. But reality soon dawns on the girls’ fantasies, and they start to learn that ambition often comes at a cost.
Meet Star, a tough-as-nails young woman, who came up in the foster care system and decides one day to take control of her destiny. Star tracks down her sister, Simone, and her Instagram bestie, Alexandra, and together, the trio journeys to Atlanta with the hope of becoming music superstars.
A “star” isn’t just what the core trio of characters are striving to be; it’s also the name of the lead character, a headstrong hellion who escapes from her awful foster family and heads off to rescue her sister from a similarly wretched home life. On paper, there’s nothing wrong with a show venturing into surreal or hyper-real territory; used well, that kind of colorful foray can add texture and dimension to the characters’ hopes and ambitions. But each person on “Star” is so flatly delineated and depicted that there’s not much for those flashy moments to illuminate. At least the music videos have the kind of energy and momentum the rest of “Star” lacks, but its attempts to examine faith, mental illness, human trafficking and other issues come off as rote and occasionally tone-deaf.--Maureen Ryan, Variety, December 8, 2016
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Star is a highly successful series. This was Lee Daniels’s 5th Tv Show. Star was one of this most popular pieces. Tv Show`s leading actors are Benjamin Bratt, Queen Latifah, and Quincy Brown.
Benjamin Bratt was born in San Francisco, California on 1963-12-16, and won
2 awards. Screen Actors Guild Awards for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Queen Latifah was born in Newark, New Jersey on 1970-03-18, and won
17 awards. Emmy (Primetime) for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. If you liked this title, our editorial team also recommend you to watch these Tv Show: Empire and Nashville.