Mahogany (1975)

The idea of this film was to create a project for Diana Ross where she would not have to sing a single note in it like she did in "Lady Sings The Blues", and the focus would be on her acting skills.
Diana did, however, sing the theme song ("Do You Know Where You're Going To") for the movie. With Motown CEO Berry Gordy, Jr. in the director's chair (the original director, Tony Richardson, quit after Gordy's constant meddling), Ross portrays Tracy, a secretary/aspiring fashion student who has dreams of making it big and getting out of the Chicago ghetto where she lives.
  • She is very convincing as well...very diva-ish and overdramatic.
  • Anthony Perkins' role as the deranged Sean (aka Norman Bates turned a jealous and possessive high-fashion photographer) is clearly the best role in the entire film. He helps Tracy get in the business as a model, but only sees her as a product and doesn't want to nurture her need to be independent or her true desire to be a designer.
  • This is where these two constantly bump heads throughout the film.
  • Perkins steals this film and was predictably humorous but also very creepy, especially when he has a confrontation with Billy Dee Williams at a party and reveals himself to be totally psychotic.
  • Actors: Diana Ross, Anthony Perkins, Billy Dee Williams
  • Format: Color,
  • Language: English, French
  • Rating PG
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: May 1, 2007
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
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