‘Jumping The Broom’ is a new film by director Salim Akil that celebrates the African tradition of jumping the broom to signify a marriage when it wasn’t always legal for blacks to marry in the 18th century.
‘Jumping The Broom’, produced by Tracey Edmonds and Bishop T.D. Jakes, is a romantic comedy that explores today’s difficulty in abstaining from sex until marriage.
Marion “Pooch” Hall of BET’s ‘The Game’ plays Ricky, the best friend of the groom, Jason (Laz Alonzo). And Romeo Miller (“Dancing With The Stars”) plays Sebastian, the cousin of the bride, Sabrina (Paula Patton).
Problems crop up for Jason and Sabrina when their two families from opposite ends of the tracks clash on Martha’s Vineyard during their dream weekend wedding.
“Help me Jesus, that boy is fine!,” says Shonda (Tasha Smith) after meeting Sebastian, who prefers “a more seasoned woman with a little more experience.”
Later, Jason, Ricky, Sebastian and Malcolm (DeRay Davis) get together for an impromptu bachelor party before the wedding. Ricky, Malcolm and Sebastian each take opposing views of what it really means to be a man in this clip from the movie.
‘Jumping The Broom’ is in theaters May 6th.