The 1920’s, to me, symbolized a time of change, strife, speakeasies, jazz, gangsters, seedy nightclubs, and whorehouses that trapped young girls with little to no prospects. Beem Weeks’Jazz Baby personifies that perfectly, bringing an undercurrent of darkness to an era that is often looked at as glamorous. But the jazz singers in their glitzy, sparkling gowns are just the tip of the iceberg. What lies under the surface? A stream, of course, a current that is often dangerous, sometimes murderous, and this leads to brokenness for all characters involved.
I can’t recommend this enough. Be warned, though: this is not a story for the faint of heart. It’s dark and gritty, filled with many sex scenes. If this offends you, you might want to look somewhere else. But if you can look past those issues, you will find a hidden gem worthy of your time.
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