Bridgett M. Davis was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She is a
graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, and Columbia University, where she
received a MS in Journalism.
As an Associate Professor of English at Baruch College in New York, she teaches Creative Writing and Journalism.
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Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (May 3, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
Not yet a woman yet more than a little girl, Rae Dodson is caught up in her family's drama. Her hip older sister, Kimmie, whom her mother favors, has moved from New Orleans to join them in Detroit, a city that moves as if in synch with the Stevie Wonder tunes that play giddily from new automobiles fresh off the factory lots. Her bid whist-playing mother is as nervous as ever, and her father's chronic migraines seem less responsive to medication. And while they all occupy the same house, they might as well be living separate lives. When the tenuous peace finally breaks, Rae must decide where her loyalties lie: should she choose her emotionally distant mother, whom she adores, or her affectionate but needy father? Rae does choose and launches into a rich, loving relationship with her dad, for whom she shows a fierce, undying loyalty. But as she matures, she must find a way amid her own budding sexuality to be both Daddy's girl and her own woman.
"Naked Acts" is the debut feature by Bridgett M. Davis. The film traveled to over two dozen film festivals around the world and was released theatrically in New York City on September 25, 1998. In this scene, Cicely (Jake-ann Jones) informs her mother, Lydia (Patricia DeArcy) of her plans to become an actress.