JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE I.R.T. (1992) – Retroview by Diane Carson

Feisty and fantastic, Chantel is much more than Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. And the film, written, produced, and directed by Leslie Harris is much more as well, shifting our point of view to that of seventeen-year-old Chantel Mitchell who has definite ideas about her future. She has spunk, determination, and strength, along with an in-your-face assertiveness. Informed by Harris’ hours of interviews at the Brooklyn Teen Pregnancy Center, events express real-world perspectives and challenges. As Chantel, Ariyan A. Johnson is as believable as she is charismatic, resolute, and confident.

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