Those of you who are regular S & A reader will remember this independent film I profiled last year, titled Because I Love You, written and directed by Joseph Elmore, which created quite a brouhaha.
You remember? That film about, “Cream, an exotic dancer and devoted mother of a beautiful, little girl named Cookie and who’s in the midst of a custody battle with her ex-husband, who wants her to stop dancing or give up her daughter. On the very night that Cream has decided to quit dancing, the strip club is robbed by a group of wild animals and she is taken captive and moved to an unknown location where she is beaten and raped repeatedly. They plan to use her and then kill her before they move on to the next city and the next job. The only thing keeping her alive is the care of one of the kidnappers who refuses to let her die and forces her to remember that her daughter needs her.“
Oh yeah, now you’re saying to yourself… that film!
Of course, more than a few people were upset over the premise of the film, though it definitely had its defenders as well. And I even interviewed Elmore, who wanted to give his side of the story HERE.
But now comes word that Because I Love You is now available on video-on-demand through your local cable provider, as well as being on iTunes. And it’s coming out on DVD on March 26th, through The Bosko Group and MVD Visual.
You know you want to see it.
Here’s the new trailer for the film