Still from “The Long Slow Exhale” episode 102. (Photo: Crystal Power/Spectrum/BET)
Long Slow Exhale is Spectrum Original’s new drama that premiered this week. Here we find a University that has just won the women’s basketball national title. Led by their coach J.C. Abernathy. But things quickly go south when the administration tries to sweep under a rug a sexual assault claim by one of the players. Leading to tension between players, coaches, administrators, and families. The actions of a few are going to have serious repercussions to many in and around the program.
While this is the main plotline in Long Slow Exhale, we also get to see many other themes develop. For example the communication between a father and daughter. Especially when the father is a success, casting a huge shadow over her daughter who now goes to the same school. As well as dealing with trust, when past mistakes can lead to a parent to believe that their son or daughter is not capable of making their own decisions. These are some things we see with two characters Corrine, played by Brittney Elena, and Desmond played by NFL Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez.
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In a recent interview ahead of the release of Long Slow Exhale, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez talked with both Elena and Gonzalez. They talked about how they built their chemistry on screen as father and daughter. One big topic was the importance of communication between parents and kids. Especially when each of them is trying to keep things from each other. It was a good conversation that you can check out down below!
Here is the synopsis for Spectrum Original’s Long Slow Exhale.
Spectrum drama series “Long Slow Exhale” is set in the high-stakes world of women’s college basketball. The 12-episode series follows J.C. Abernathy (Rollins), a successful Head Coach of a competitive women’s college basketball team who finds herself in the middle of a potentially career shattering sexual abuse scandal. As she tries to find the truth among the many secrets she uncovers, she has to make hard decisions that will affect her, her family and the team of female athletes who all rely on her.