Step Sisters

Synopsis: Jamilah has her whole life figured out. She's the president of her black sorority, captain of their champion step dance crew, is student liaison to the college dean, and her next move is on to Harvard Law School. She's got it all, right? But when the hard-partying white girls from Sigma Beta Beta embarrass the school, Jamilah is ordered to come to the rescue. Her mission is to not only teach the rhythmically-challenged girls how to step dance, but to win the Steptacular, the most competitive of dance competitions. With the SBBs reputations and charter on the line, and Jamilah's dream of attending Harvard in jeopardy, these outcast screw-ups and their unlikely teacher stumble through one hilarious misstep after another. Cultures clash, romance blossoms, and sisterhood prevails as everyone steps out of their comfort zones.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Charles Stone III
Production: Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min







[WOMAN SINGING] There ain't no woman

Like a Theta woman

[MAN] Come on, now!



There ain't nothing greater


[CROWD CHANTING] Theta! Theta!

Theta girls are lovely, we're so fine


And we came to rah

[MAN] Go on, number two!





Eighth wonder of the world

Is a Theta girl

[SINGS] He parted the sea

[ALL SING] When he made me

Red, black, and gold

Deep down in my soul

Theta Chi Phi

You already know

[ALL] Hmm...



Mmm, ska!




Zeta Rho Nu's up next.

Zeta Rho Nu, take to the stage.

Damn, girl!

Looked like a sniper hit you.

- Oh, God. That was so embarrassing.

- I'm a Theta now.

- I don't care what people think.

- Exactly. You're a Theta now.

Start caring.

Jamilah! Oh! What's up, girl?


- Worlds mixing, head spinning.

- I know, right?

Oh, Beth, this is... This is Aisha.

- Hi.

- Hi.

And Cheryl, one of our neos.

Neo is short for "neophyte."

It means she just crossed.

Ooh, crossed what?

Crossed the burning sands.


So, you're like a Theta for real now.

Like for real, for real.

Mazel tov, neo. That show was...

Fine for exhibition.

They've got to step it up for competition.

We will. Alright, look,

I've got to say hi to somebody, OK?


I do not choreograph all that dopeness

so heifers can perform it mediocrely.

What's Theta's motto?

"Perfection over excellence,

sister over self."

- Exactly.

- [AISHA] I get it.

But let a sister have her moment.

Don't be a Theta-hater. OK?

My house would have been a murder scene

if our sorority tried to work

together like that.

Yeah, well, Thetas,

we don't F around with stepping.

No, you don't.

Stepping is like African dance

meets hip-hop...

Three words.

Stomp the Yard.

You think I'd miss a movie

with a bunch of shirtless black men

and Chris Brown getting shot?


How do you two know each other?

I was Beth's TA.


Or friend.

TAs don't bail you out of jail

after a fake ID bust.

Now, if you'll excuse me,

I've got to go holler at a brother or two.




Damn, girl.

Your man cooks dinner for you,

and you're going to Harvard Law together?

[GROANS] I need to get on your life track.

Dane got into Harvard early.

My application is in. I just need

to get my parents' recommendation.

It's just a formality.

I'll definitely get in. I'm a legacy.

And, well...

I'm me.

Girl, bye.


Oh, oh, Zeta Nu, oh, oh


[DANE] Is that the ebony to my ivory?

You know it is.

- Hey.

- Ooh, what are you making?

Something special.

Why don't you let it simmer

and give me what I'm really hungry for?

- Babe...

- Sexy, dirty, big...


[JAMILAH] Mom! Dad!


Isn't this a great surprise?

Like Pearl Harbor.

So, who died?

You guys only surprise me with bad news.

You did it

with the last two dead relatives.

If I do say so myself, I put my

whole entire foot up in this gumbo.

Dane, we love you

like a rescue puppy.

You do realize that

you're Mayflower white, right?

- Country-club-brochure white?

- [DANE] Yes.

I hate that I'm lumped in with my brutal,

imperialist, plutocratic white brethren

who have committed every modern atrocity

on a macro-systemic level.

We know. You're an African American

Studies and Poli-Sci major.

All great prep for Harvard.

God, I can't wait.

Matching law degrees.

We're gonna change the world.

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Chuck Hayward

Charles Bert Hayward (January 20, 1920 – February 23, 1998) was an American motion picture stuntman and actor. He was associated particularly with the films of John Wayne. He doubled for most of the great Western and action stars of the 1950s-1980s. more…

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