Really Love premiered on Netflix on Wednesday, 25 August. Starring Kofi Siriboe and Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, the movie follows the romance between idealistic law student Stevie Richmond and struggling artist Isaiah Maxwell. But what are people saying about Really Love’s soundtrack?
Really Love on Netflix
Really Love premiered on Netflix on Wednesday, 25 August.
From the Black-owned Macro and Homegrown Pictures, Really Love follows the romance between idealistic law student Stevie Richmond and struggling artist Isaiah Maxwell, as they carve out space for love while also pursuing their individual passions.
According to Ebony, the movie focuses on Isaiah’s struggles with racism in the art world, as well as his challenges with his relationship with Stevie – coming from two different sides of the economic fence.
Queen Sugar’s Kofi Siriboe and Dutch actress Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing play Isaiah and Stevie.
The cast also includes Michael Ealy as established artist Yusef, who is a mentor to Isaiah; Mack Wilds as Isaiah’s day one childhood ace Nick; and Naturi Naughton as Stevie’s cousin Sicily Richmond.
Uzo Aduba, Suzzanne Douglas, and Jade Eshete also star in the film.
Director Angel Kristi Williams and novelist Felicia Pride met through a mutual friend at a barbecue.
“I read the script and really recognized the characters and the way they spoke because I’m from Baltimore and the story was set in D.C,” Williams told Ebony.
Fans vibe to Really Love soundtrack
Really Love fans have taken to Twitter to praise the movie’s song choice.
The movie includes music by Texan trio Khruangbin, singer-songwriter Ari Lennox, and LA multi-instrumentalist composer and producer Kamasi Washington, among others.
You can listen to Really Love’s soundtrack here
Twitter reacts to Really Love
Really Love is quickly conquering viewers’ hearts.
As one review on the movie’s IMDb read: “Finally a love story set in Washington, D. C. that actually includes DC, i.e.
“The film interweaves the people, the culture, the places, etc. And it doesn’t feel like it was forced or an afterthought. Writing sounded true, directing and acting felt natural. Edits weren’t jarring. Score was cool. And the DP and Colorist kicked a–.”
Really Love is currently available on Netflix.