Wouldn't Mean Nuthin' (2021) mmovie poster featuring Tristan Mack Wilds and Shannon Thornton on the cover

Wouldn’t Mean Nuthin’ gives you the vibe Black & Sexy TV gave in the early 2010s.


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Wouldn’t Mean Nuthin’ gives you the vibe Black & Sexy TV gave in the early 2010s.


Director(s) Tristan Mack Wilds
Screenplay By Tristan Mack Wilds
Date Released 9/30/2021
Where Can You Watch? Film Festival (Urban World)
Genre(s) Comedy, Romance, Young Adult
Duration 18 Minutes
Rating Not Rated

Film Summary

Two years separated from the girl of his dreams, Alexander being down in the dumps has gone on long enough for his friend Jordan. So, he decides to set up a double date between him, his girl Destiny, and he brings Destiny’s friend Jessica for Alexander. But, just as Alexander is starting to vibe with Jessica, Nikki, Alexander’s ex, walks in and causes drama.

Things To Note | Question(s) Left Unanswered

  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: Minor cursing, like the use of the N-word and sexually suggestive dialog.

Cast & Character Guide

Les (Mack Wilds), Jessica (DeShawn Andrea), Destiny (Shakia Dixon), and Jordan (Joshua Neal) having a double date
Les (Mack Wilds), Jessica (DeShawn Andrea), Destiny (Shakia Dixon), and Jordan (Joshua Neal)

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list of every cast member.

Alexander “Les” (Mack Wilds)

A poet in a rut, Alex is still stuck on his ex but seems to be willing to crack the door open for someone new.

Jordan (Joshua Neal)

Jordan is Alexander’s friend who just wants to have a good time and have his friend move on from his ex. However, Alexander doesn’t make that easy.

Destiny (Shakia Dixon)

Destiny is Jordan’s date, who is trying her best to break the ice and get Jessica to open up and Alexander to get his head out of his poetry book.

Jessica (DeShawn Andrea)

Jessica is one of Destiny’s friends who is into poetry, which helps her get into Alexander. However, once his ex shows up, there are questions about whether he is ready to move on yet.

Nicole “Nikki” (Shannon Thornton)

Nikki (Shannon Thornton) and Les in a bar
Nikki (Shannon Thornton) and Les

Alexander’s ex, who, like him, is from Flatbush, Brooklyn, and makes it seem that either she may still want him or doesn’t want someone else to have him.

Review/ Commentary

Highlights

It Feels Like A Pilot To A Series

In the best way! What we have here is a good group dynamic, characters who all seem like they have something going for them, and each are memorable. On top of that, you can just as much imagine this as an ensemble series about Jordan, Alexander, Destiny, and maybe Jessica too, as you could it being focused on Alexander.

On The Fence

Jordan Is A Bit Campy

Or better said, Jordan is extra in such a way that he would probably be embarrassing to hang out with. Yet, as much as Neal’s performance gives Wouldn’t Mean Nuthin’ a YouTube web series vibe, it is something most could grow to like.

Overall

Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)

I’m not sure of what the long-term goal is for Wilds with Wouldn’t Mean Nuthin’, but I do hope it is more than proof he can direct a nearly half-hour piece and bring it to fruition. There is something here, and with the right budget and cast, it could be something more.

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Wouldn't Mean Nuthin' (2021) mmovie poster featuring Tristan Mack Wilds and Shannon Thornton on the cover
Wouldn’t Mean Nuthin’ (2021) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)
Who Is This For?
Those who enjoy productions about young adults, but not the kind who seem to have barely finished high school and are in the struggle.
Highlights
It Feels Like A Pilot To A Series
Disputable
Jordan Is A Bit Campy
81

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