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“SECRETS” The Movie And Interview With Co-Writer, Jamal Hill

Entertainment & Celebrities / September 15, 2017

What happens when you have a successful businessman and father of two who has a sexual appetite larger than what’s on his plate at home? You have Secrets, MegaMind Media’s first feature film which premieres Saturday, September 16, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on BET.

Secrets tells the story of Tarron, who after a compromising, sexual affair has to deal with the chaos that erupts, the tragedies that occur and the lies that are unearthed. He is left picking up the pieces of his disrupted life and broken relationship.

I had the opportunity to interview Jamal Hill, one of the co-writers of Secrets which is adapted from the bestselling novel, “Secrets of a Housewife” by J. Tremble, published by Life Changing Books in 2006. Mr. Hill gives us a some insight into Secrets and why he thinks we need to tune in…



SSM:  What intrigued you about turning the novel, “Secrets of a Housewife” into a movie?

Mr. Hill:  I was intrigued with the idea of writing about what goes on in the mind of a married man that has a young vigor and a huge appetite for women and the financial resources to act on that.

SSM:  What was challenging about bring this book to life?

Mr. Hill:  The biggest challenge for me was trying to condense the book into an hour and a half movie. A lot had to be left out and played in the subtext and back story.

SSM:  What was hardest thing about turning this novel into a movie?

Mr. Hill:  Almost the same thing, but more specifically, condensing the characters down for movie length/time.

SSM:  Why should my readers watch “Secrets?”

Mr. Hill:  I thing its great entertainment and also peals some layers back about family, marriage and it’s misconceptions of what it really is. In my opinion, it’s largely about committing to a unit and building on that.

SSM:  What will people be thinking about after watching this movie?

Mr. Hill:  The underlining tone of the movie is everyone has a public life a private life and a secret life of sorts.

SSM:  What lesson can be learned from this movie?

Mr. Hill:  The take home lesson we were striving for in the film is, everyone has done something so called negative in their life at some point. We’re all human. But what then, do you judge that person and throw the relationship away or do you move forward in love.

Secrets  is directed and co-written by Juwan Lee (November Rule), co-written by Jamal Hill (Brotherly Love) and Executive Produced by Tressa Azarel Smallwood.  Secrets was Featured Narrative Film at the 20th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The film was given a grant by the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment.

Take a look at the trailer and tell me what you think about Secrets and if you will be watching Saturday, September 16, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on BET.





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Ty Knighten
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.

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on September 15, 2017

Ooh looks like a steamy thriller. It reminds me of something I’ve seen out there. Can’t remember the name though. Probably something from Tyler Perry.

    on September 15, 2017

    The two leading ladies are from Tyler Perry movies/shows so that may be what you are thinking of.

on September 15, 2017

Looks like a very interesting movie. I love movies like this! I will definitely try and find this. Looks like a good Saturday night movie.

    on September 15, 2017

    I think you will really enjoy it. Let me know what you think.

on September 15, 2017

I have heard about this movie and it sounds good. I love a crazy story line and this one is it. I’ve already set my DVR so I can tune it.

on September 15, 2017

Sounds like a steamy movie! I’m always ready to watch a crazy storyline LOL. I’m going to watch it this weekend.

on September 17, 2017

Dang I missed it! I was actually watching BET but then had to leave my house to go pick someone up from the Airport. I hope that it will come on again. Looks like a twist plot and very interesting.

    on September 17, 2017

    I’m sure it will re-air. It was very interesting.

on September 17, 2017

Does this re-air or is it available on another platform. This look really good.

    on September 17, 2017

    I’m sure that it will re-air a couple of times.

on September 17, 2017

I didnt get a chance to see this but I sure hope it comes on again!

on September 17, 2017

What a great interview! I can’t wait to see this movie… sounds steamy and fun!

    on September 18, 2017

    It was really good.Catch it when it re-airs, if you can.

on September 18, 2017

I love juicy plots like this. Think I’ll find the book and dig in.

    on September 18, 2017

    Yes, I was thinking about reading the book, as well.

on September 18, 2017

I missed it this weekend. I’ll have to catch it when it re-airs.

    on September 18, 2017

    Let me know what you think when you get a chance to watch it.

on September 18, 2017

Never heard of this the movie, but it looks good. It has Tyler Perry actors in it, so this should be good.

    on September 20, 2017

    It was actually really good. Hopefully you caught it?

on October 12, 2017

The book definitely looks intriguing. I’d love to read it.

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