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‘Sneakerella’ Gives a New Take on the Cinderella Fairytale

‘Sneakerella’ Gives a New Take on the Cinderella Fairytale

BGN interviews the team behind the DIsney+ movie Sneakerella.

Featured in the interviews are: Chosen Jacobs “El”, Lexi Underwood “Kira King”, John Salley “Darius King”, and Elisabeth Allen Rosenbaum (Director).

Sneakerella is set in the vibrant street-sneaker subculture of New York City. It introduces El (Jacobs), an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens who works as a stock boy in the shoe store that once belonged to his late mother. El hides his artistic talent from his overburdened stepfather and two mean-spirited stepbrothers who constantly stomp on any opportunity that comes his way.

When El meets Kira King (Underwood), the fiercely independent daughter of legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King (Salley), sparks fly as the two bond over their mutual affinity for sneakers. With a little nudge from his best friend and a sprinkle of Fairy Godfather magic, El finds the courage to use his talent to pursue his dream of becoming a ‘legit’ sneaker designer in the industry.

Interviewer: Stacey Yvonne

Video Editor: Jamie Broadnax

Sneakerella is currently streaming on Disney+

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