Taming It Down (1999)

Taming It Down

Hope Robinson grew up poor Memphis. Through her mother's determination, she graduated from a private boarding school on scholarship, followed by a prestigious university. But now, as a 28-year-old reporter for a Philadelphia newspaper, she finds her life spinning out of control. At work, conflicts with editors who insist that she write the white version of African-American life escalate into outright hostility. In her personal life, she is torn between her black boyfriend and the white lover whom she tried to steal from a blonde. Hope's anger becomes an uncontrollable rage. Finally, overwhelmed by stress, she commits a desperate act -- one that will lead her to to an understanding that hatred is the most self-destructive of all emotions.

Release Date
August 01, 1999

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