Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind the Making of “House Party”

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Reginald Hudlin was fresh out of college when his film was picked up by New Line Cinema. House Party was actually the film he wrote as his senior thesis at Harvard. Inspired by the rise and influence of Hip Hop in popular culture, Hudlin said he wanted to write a movie that incorporated this art form. He also originally wanted the film to encourage kids to use condoms to combat the AIDS epidemic that was on the rise in the early to mid ’80’s. The film was popular on campus and eventually it caught the attention of a junior executive at New Line Cinema.

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