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Video Girl: Can Bun B Please Be In More Movies?

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Bun plays CK. The gangster. The trill hood boss who is dating Meagan Good's sister, and who -- in no less than FOUR scenes -- instantly becomes the most gripping thing about the movie. The moment we see him in the first TEN MINUTES he's pissed off, mad about some dude not having his money and roaring about it like his verse from "Murder." He then goes to the club with Good and her sister and remains brooding like a boss. That's "You're Everything" Bun: careful, meticulous and will whenever necessary punch somebody out.

Wait, he does punch somebody out. I just wish he had a catchphrase after he did it. You know, since he is the greatest Port Arthur rap superhero outside of his brother Pimp C. Sadly, Bun being Bun does have consequences, such as the powerful scene that changes EVERYTHING in the movie and makes us feel sad and teary-eyed and shit because Bun's loyal-ass girlfriend tried to help him after some D-level thugs who can't fight the mighty Bun B one-on-one jumped him, Mortal Kombat-style.

And then she died.

Yet that's not all. Because Bun shows up to her house following the funeral and while everybody is in mourning -- Bun included -- RUBY DEE ATTACKS BUN B. Let's say that again, shall we? Ruby Dee, who was probably part of the greatest black actor/actress husband-and-wife duo with Ossie Davis, starred in Do The Right Thing and ranks on the Mount Rushmore of black TV/movie mother/grandmothers, is legit HURT over the fact that Bun's ways sadly resulted in her daughter getting killed.

How does Bun react? STOIC. REMORSEFUL. Oscar-caliber.

We need more Bun B movies. Why couldn't the movie be about Bun B? Obviously not titled Video Girl, but I mean honestly, Webbie was in the movie, in all his ignorant glory. We couldn't have had a spinoff movie where we find out what happens to Bun's character following his girlfriend's death, and he turns into some vigilante out for revenge? Or as a serial killer who slashes victims who text and drive? Anything?


Maybe it's on Netflix already.

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Brandon Caldwell has been writing about music and news for the Houston Press since 2011. His work has also appeared in Complex, Noisey, the Village Voice & more.
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