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Talking About his new play "Womanizer" Aspiring Film-maker Lamar Staples

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Photobucket Raised in the church, son a preacher so you could imagine my behaviour as a teen. When I was ten my family was sent to Jamaica for missionary work. It seemed like we were in another universe but we learned to adapt afer a long while. I had a full-time job and went to elemenatary school, it was no technology and and no labor laws, almost the entire country were working under the table. I hated living there, even though we were poor in America we were suffering even more in Jamaica. As an adult I look back and realized it was a great and unusual experience. As a teenager I was extremely rebellious clashing with my father, he was as strict as a drill seargent. He always put me out for breaking rules. I sold drugs for years but always kept a job, I was good at it and loved the lifestyle. I dont know where I get it from but I've always been a ladies man. I didnt see myself as becoming a good man, bitter from past heartbreaks that I made all future women pay for. The years of my early twenties I've developed numerous bad habbits, includung drug addiction, unorganized crime, drug dealing, arms dealing, pandering, ect. After being released from jail it seemed like all my opportunities were stripped, I've been turned away from some of the most degrading and low wage jobs, couldnt get financial aid or housing assistance so I had no choice but to continue what I did what put me in that situation in the first place. After years of trying and trying, I tried God and that changed everything. I made a lot of bad decisions thats taken a lifetime to fix.

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