TV One’s original film UNDER THE INFLUENCE, directed by Courtney Miller (“Games People Play”, “Saints & Sinners”, and “Twisted House Sitter”), will premiere on, Sunday, February 5 at 7/6C. Denyce Brooks (“Chicago PD”, “Hot Shot: Anthrax” — NatGeo/Disney+, “A Luv’s Tale” — BET+) will star as Denae Herndon. Joining Brooks is BJ Brit (“Being Mary Jane”, “Agents of the SHIELD”) who is cast as Seth Blackman. Jared Wofford (“The Winchesters” — CW, “Rap Sh!t”, “Saints and Sinners”) rounds out the cast as Robert.
ABOUT UNDER THE INFLUENCEThe film title, UNDER THE INFLUENCE stems from the colloquial term “13th step”. This term applies when a 12-step old-timer hits on a newcomer with less than a year of sobriety. It can be for a variety of reasons: emotional, financial, or physical. But either way, it’s someone in a position of power trying totake advantage of someone weaker. In this film, a woman’s life is thrown into a dangerous tailspin after ending an affair with the dangerous lover she met in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
UNDER THE INFLUENCE CAST
- DENYCE LAWTON (“Denae”)
- BJ BRITT (“Seth”)
- JARED WOFFORD (“Robert”)
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