Lifetime has released the trailer to the upcoming Salt-N-Pepa biopic. The first official trailer aired during the debut of The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel.
The three hour limited series stars G.G. Townson and Laila Odom, who will be playing Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton, respectively.
Additionally Cleveland Berto will star as music producer Hurby Azor, Jermel Howard as rapper Treach and Monique Paul as DJ Spinderella.
The miniseries Salt-N-Pepa follows the story of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they fall into the world of rap and hip hop, after recording for a song for their friend Hurby Azor. Salt-N-Pepa made a huge impact in hip hop by being one of the first all-female rap groups, changing the look of hip hop and unafraid to talk about sex and share their thoughts on men. Salt-N-Pepa became the first female rap act to go platinum and experienced ground-breaking success with multiple awards, including a Grammy, paving the way for all female rappers to follow.
It will also feature Salt-N-Pepa’s greatest hits, including “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “What a Man,” “Shoop” and “Push It,” among others.
The Salt-N-Pepa biopic is produced by Sony Pictures Television and directed by Mario Van Peebles, from a script by Abdul Williams. Robert Teitel from Slate Street Prods. serves as executive producer, as does Cheryl James, Sandra Denton, Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah. It is co-executive produced by James “Jimmy” Maynes and Hurby Azor.