Nothing much to say here. Halle Berry showed up and did her job. She played Josie Potenza, wife of… a rich man; a rich white man; a rich older, white man -- Tony Polenza (Christopher MacDonald). This wasn’t the role to challenge Berry’s dramatic range.
There was some screaming, defiance, fear, blah blah blah. And in some way, shape or form she was, yet again, undressed (there was a photograph of her in which she appeared partially clothed, covered by a sheet, I believe it was). Not one –- but two -- white male lovers (MacDonald, and Clive Owen). Same old. Same old.
Berry had three or four scenes in this 1991 release. She played Vivian, a crackhead and girlfriend to fellow crackhead, Gator Purify (Samuel L. Jackson).
Gator Purify??!! Yeah, okay.
Anyway, the pic…
I’ve seen the pic a few times and I have never liked Berry in the role.
My only comments about the portrayal: “a little much… just a tad… juuuuuuust a tad.”
[I thoroughly enjoyed Samuel L. Jackson in this role! He was perfectly cast. Perfectly. Good, Spike.]
Of course it wouldn’t be in keeping with Spike Lee’s um, other self, if in the film Vivian did not utter the words, “Eat my pussy!” –- for no real reason.