“Sexual Healing” Could Be A Good Thing

by Lady Glock


Hollywood can’tget enough of the biopic. First there was Ray, soon there's going to be one about Nina Simone and now, there's talk of one about Marvin Gaye:

“Sexual Healing,” an independently financed drama starring “Law & Order” cop Jesse L. Martin as the late Motown icon, will shoot in Hungary and Germany. Lauren Goodman will direct from her own script.

The movie chronicles Gaye's self-imposed exile in Europe after years of battling drugs, domestic issues and label headaches. There, he was rescued by a promoter who helped Gaye record his biggest-selling album, “Midnight Love,” which yielded the monster comeback hit, “Sexual Healing.”

For those of you who aren’tfans, Jesse L. Martin not only plays Detective Ed Green on “Law & Order”, but was also in the Original Broadway production of the hit show “Rent” (He went on to star in the movie version as well). He's a classically trained actor, which is rare to find these days. If this film goes through, it'll be interesting to see him in his first starring role.