Diversity and Inclusion, Film and Television/Streaming

WATCH: Issa Rae Pitches an “All-Black 90210”

Issa Rae posts a video explaining a TV show concept about black teenagers similar to the format of shows like 90210 and Gossip Girl:  

Insecure creator Issa Rae must have received thousands of emails and messages from fans after recreating Friends as part of Jay-Z’s “Moonlight” video.  As a part of a campaign with New Yorker, she pitched an all-Black teen primetime soap, and we all here for it!

“I would like to pitch you a new show about black teenagers. Think 90210 or Gossip Girl for Black kids. Maybe we call it Ladera Heights, 90041. It could be Potomac, Maryland 20854. That’s the real sh*t,” she suggested.”

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(Source: Hollywoodsblackrenaissance.com)

Originally published: 8/30/17

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