After pioneering a millennial brand of gentle, emotional, hold-your-hand-and-stare-deep-into-your-eyes-on-a-Sunday-morning style of rap, Drake is venturing into the film business with a 23-minute feature called Please Forgive Me (could there have been a more apt name for a film starring Drake).
Currently only available to Apple Music subscribers, the film is a loose visual accompaniment to his latest album Views. The action/thriller opens with our hero Aubrey Graham, playing a gang member whose girlfriend is asked at a party to sleep with a man for $1 million. Drake and his pals then hatch a plan to steal the money without the whole million-dollar-sex thing, but the undoubtedly ingenious plan starts to unravel with dramatic consequences and all that.
Shot in South Africa over a period of seven days, a source close to the project called it a mixture ofIndecent Proposal, The Bourne Identity and Taken. Take that information how you will.
All we really want to know is how many scenes involve Drake staring forlornly out of a penthouse window at night with a glass of Hennessy in his hand as the bustle of the city at night flows frantically beneath him.
We figure it’s about 15 times, maybe more.
by Finlay Renwick