New York Film Locations



Precious (2009)

It's Harlem 1987. Sixteen year old Claireece Jones, who goes by her middle name Precious (Gabourey Sidibe) is an illiterate, overweight black girl. She is pregnant with her second child, both children fathered by her biological father, who has continually raped her since she was a child, but who she doesn't see otherwise. Her infant daughter, Mongo lives with Precious' grandmother. Precious lives with her mother Mary, who abuses Precious both physically and emotionally. Mary does nothing but smoke, watch television and collect welfare through fraud and believes that education does nothing for Precious, who she would rather also collect welfare if only to bring money into the household. To escape her life, Precious often daydreams of herself in glamorous situations.


Diner, 383 Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard & Morningside Avenue, Harlem.
  The diner has since closed.  



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