The Landmark Theater in Los Angeles hosted an advanced season one, third episode screening for fans of 50 Cent’s Black Mafia Family: The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Drug Empire, BMF, on Oct. 6. While some attendees poured inside the theater in anticipation, others held a celebratory smoke sesh at their cars before heading in.
Drinks and popcorn in tow, watching BMF on a 30-foot screen and with theater surround sound increased the immersiveness. BMF follows the ascension of Detroit drug king brothers, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his younger brother, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory.
Though the focus of the series is actually on the Flenory brothers, but Meech’s son, Demetrius Flenory Jr., portrays him in the series. Flenory Jr., 21, is an actor and producer also known under the moniker Lil Meech, in a similar vein to his father.
Filled with twist and turns, the series also included a special appearance featuring Snoop Dogg, who played Pastor Swift. According to the creators of the show, 50 Cent had a hard time getting Snoop to not smoke on set. But regardless of the cannabis smoke, Snoop’s portrayal of Pastor Swift showcased the rapper’s acting abilities that broke away from his traditional roles.
The Harris brothers worked together on season five of FX’s Justified, in recurring roles, but according to Steve, the brothers have never shared screen time — arguing, until the Starz series.
But in the series, Steve costars as a dirty Ecorse Police Det. Vaughn Bryant, who is paid off for intel and assistance by the drug-dealing brothers, while Wood plays Pat, who is Meech and Terry’s drug supplier.
During the brother’s scene, Pat (Wood) offered to put him on his payroll and offended Vaughn (Steve), who turned him down and called him a dinosaur he’s going to “make extinct.”