Watch Filly Brown
- 1 hr 30 min
"Filly Brown" is a film that follows a talented young woman by the name of Maria Jose 'Majo' Tonorio who must weave through the complicated choices involved with plowing a successful path for herself. As an eloquent and heartfelt street poet living in LA, Majo catches the attention of local audiences including a DJ who inspires her to cut her own demo. She as able to accomplish this first recording session with the help of a small time hustler. While Majo is chasing after success through her passion for street poetry, rap, and music, the hustler helping her appears to have more of an agenda to promote her sexuality rather than just her music. As she gains a wider audience, Majo is eventually offered an opportunity to sign on with a major record label. However, Majo is torn by this decision, knowing that the record deal could mean much needed money to support her family and possibly bail out her mother who had been imprisoned, but struggling to turn her back on the friends who helped her climb her way up the ladder to where she has reached at this point. "Filly Brown" is a heartfelt film that is not exclusively about rap, but also explores concepts regarding a person's path to stardom or any sort of high level achievement and the compromises that usually come with. In Majo's struggle to preserve her artistry and sense of self, she realizes that it is no easy road to take when it comes to becoming a prominent recording artist. She must learn how to balance her dreams with the reality of success, and at the same time, decide where her priorities are: in wealth and fame, or in the value of family and friendships.