City Girls’ Origins Explored in New Documentary ‘Point Blank Period’
As Miami duo City Girls continue to blow up, boosted by their appearance on Drake’s “In My Feelings,” many want to know more about the infectious group. Quality Control and Mass Appeal today (Aug. 30) released a documentary tracing the group's origins and the hours leading up to the beginning of member JT's prison sentence, which has unfortunately stalled their ascent.
The 22-minute Point Blank Period, directed by Marcus A. Clarke, opens at the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles on the day JT and her partner Yung Miami signed a recording contract, one week before JT was set to report to federal prison for a fraud charge that puts her behind bars until her reported release date of March 21, 2020.
"I'm so happy at a time I'm supposed to be sad," JT, standing on the building's rooftop, tells the camera. "Like, good stuff happening."
Her report date looms over the film, which traces the duo's origins and tracks the girls, their family and the Quality Control team as they relish in newfound success but prepare for the inevitable. It's an intimate exploration of a group on the verge of its breakthrough. Drake's chart-topping single "In My Feelings," which features guest vocals from the duo, dropped with his album Scorpion mere hours before JT went away.
The doc includes old social media posts tracing the group's early days and footage of the rappers born Jatavia Johnson (JT) and Caresha Brownlee (Yung Miami) touring their hometown, attending the BET Awards, filming their "Millionaire Dick" video, delivering early performances (including one introduced by Trina), recording in their final hours together, and reflecting in an interview on their music and role in the industry.
Everything builds to the emotional moment when JT enters a federal corrections facility. As Yung Miami says, "It feel like a funeral."
City Girls' debut mixtape Period dropped in May. Watch Point Blank Period below.
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