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Royalty Hightower, in her role as Toni in the new film "The Fits." (Courtesy/The Fits Film)
Royalty Hightower, in her role as Toni in the new film "The Fits." (Courtesy/The Fits Film)
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The new critically acclaimed film "The Fits" goes into the world of the Lionesses, a Cincinnati dance team. Royalty Hightower stars as Toni, a girl who's been trained as a boxer but aspires to become a Lioness. Her attempts to fit in to the group get complicated when some of the older girls start having inexplicable seizures or “fits.”

The Lionesses were inspired by Q-Kidz, a real-life Cincinnati dance team whose members (including Hightower) appear in the film. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Hightower, director Anna Rose Holmer and Q-Kidz founder Marquicia Jones-Woods about the film.

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Guests

Royalty Hightower, "The Fits" star. Anna Rose Holmer,  director and co-writer. She tweets @BARFH.

Marquicia Jones-Woods, founder of Q-Kidz and associate producer of "The Fits." The film tweets @THEFITSFILM.

This segment aired on June 28, 2016.

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