In the wake of the successes of Spike Lee and Robert Townsend came Darryl Roberts, a 27-year-old independent filmmaker from Chicago who made his feature debut with THE PERFECT MODEL. Working with a shoestring budget ($31,000) and a crew on deferred salaries, Roberts produced, directed,
and wrote this film, which he hoped would present a "more realistic portrait of blacks in the cinema." With neither Lee's militance nor Townsend's satire, Roberts offerd a look at a man and woman from very different sides of the tracks. One of them is McKay, a Hollywood actor who returns home to
Chicago to act in a new project. Although he has had a taste of fame and runs with an eli...