Love Song (2000)
Following in the footsteps of Brandy, pop-singer Monica makes her acting debut in the third drama from MTV's made-for-TV movie division. Monica plays Camille Livingston, the daughter of prosperous African American parents in New Orleans. Living a sheltered at home, she has a steady boyfriend who her parents adore. But when she meets a white gas station attendant (Christian Kane, a frequent guest on the television show ANGEL) who plays the blues at night, she agonizes over whether to stay with the black man with a stable future or the white man with a dead-end career who incites her passions.While affairs between black men and white women have been explored in many films (GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, JUNGLE FEVER), director Julie Dash (DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST) tackles the subject of interracial romances from a different angle. The relationship between an upper-middle-class black woman and a poor white man is a highly unlikely combination. The film includes the debut of Monica's single "What My Heart Says."