Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “B.A.P.S”

October 29, 2012 ‐ By


You just might be asking yourself, why, oh why are you exploring the secrets behind B.A.P.S?! I know. The movie is far from a classic but that doesn’t stop it from being entertaining. Despite the fact that you can probably find this flick in the 2 for $5 bin at Walmart, I still get quite a kick out of it. Which is why I’m bringing you these secrets today. An even better question is why did you click on the post? Aha! Gotcha! You love it too. Now that you’re here, you might as well learn something. Let’s begin.

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  • D Boner

    Good film choice, but I think you guys could have added a bit more to this entry. You didn’t mention anything this being Natalie Desselle’s first movie and her thoughts on working with Halle, or the several cameos by LL Cool J, Howard Hewett, Leon, and the late Heavy D. Also, Karlie Redd (Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta) had a small role as one of the “music video” auditioning dancers.

  • Aly

    This was a great movie, and she aint never did another one like it…*side-eye*

  • I love that movie, Roger needs to get over it. I think it was very funny I watch it when I’m down. And to know what halle was going through makes me like out even more. The best part was when dude was apologizing and she mistakenly knocked him into the pool.Lmfao

  • goddess8281

    I always thought it was just a fun movie. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • NicPal

    I liked B.A.P.S. a lot and the hood in me really could relate:)

  • ijs

    this movie may not have been the best film ever written or produced for the black community but i thought it was fun and i actually miss halle berry in “black” comedies

  • I know this movie is bad. I know it is full of stereotypes…but I love it and I don’t know why. I remember our VHS played B.A.P.S. a few times. As a kid, I just thought the movie was fun. I had no idea Robert Townsend directed this film.

  • Muse

    How can she write a script called “love dont cost a thing” when tha movie and that script wa sform the movie “Can’t buy me Love” so it juist sounds to me that she took someone elses work and put her name to it and that’s why that dumb movie failed too.

    • pnut

      also B.A.P.S seems like it was based on that Fat Boys movies Disorderlies , which happened to also star the “writer” Troy Beyer as the nurse.

  • psylocke_2001

    Didn’t Troy Beyer play the attorney in the movie? I think I remember her being in it, particularly when she was telling them about the will at the end.

    • autumnbreeze

      She did

  • autumnbreeze

    One of the BEST AWFUL movies ever!!!…It is so dumb, but I like watching it…smh at

  • jackieOsassin

    EDIT ON SLIDE #4: “love don’t cost a thing” was worse than B.A.P.S.

    : (

    • ijs

      I thought i was the only one who thought that smh

  • Nenah

    I watched like 5 mins of this movie and had to go. Has to be one of the worse movies ever made.

  • KamJos

    This movie was awful, but this Bet You Didn’t Know was intriguing. I’d be interested in more of the writer’s backstory but it sounds like she’s too embarrassed.

  • get real

    This movie is probably the worst ever. I’ve never seen so many black stereotypes in one movie ever. Hallle always gets these screwed up crack head, prostitute roles. And had the nerve to call this stupidity “Black American Princesses” where you got blk women with blonde weaves, talking dumb with gold teeth in their mouth’s. Black women peeped out the game and realise when they are insulting us. As a blk woman baddvixentype you should be ashamed.

  • ResHeart

    This role personally made me love Halle. It made her seem down to earth. I thought the movie ws funny… then again i was like 8 when this came out……. lol

  • baddvixentype

    i do feel as thought you didnt really tell us anything though…IJS

  • baddvixentype

    i personally loved B.A.P.S…is it the best movie written? No, of course not but i love it anyways. I can, and have, watched it over and over. This movie made me respect Halle so much more because she did take this role, she did play that character…she was neicy. Would she play that role again, maybe not but it showed me how human she is and how like normal people, they dont always get it right.