Luna Vélez And Alexandra Shipp Talk About Female Empowerment In The World Of ‘Shaft’

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Luna Velez and Alexandra Shipp. (Juliana Barrera/VIX)

"Shaft" returns to the big screen and VIX sat down with Richard Roundtree, Jesse T. Usher, Luna Velez and Alexandra Shipp to talk about Samuel L.Jackson and female representation in the film.

Check out our interview below.

"Shaft” is the next chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block. JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide.

Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.