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Film,Features,Television

Who Run The Show? Black Women! These 12 Showrunners Are Slaying The Television Game

Women's History Month is still going strong, and it's about time that the spotlight was put on the Black women who are showrunners on television. With a slate of diverse programming planned on several networks, we can finally count the number of Black women showrunners on more than two hands. But still, there could be more diversity in this subset of television writers and...

Series,Recap,Television

Pride And Paternity: 'Boomerang' Season 1 Episode 7 Recap

It’s all pretty steamy as Episode 7 of Boomerang opens with Bryson and Simone in the pool together. It’s an indoor pool with low lighting and very romantic. The two of them are looking much cozier than you might expect given how things ended in the last episode with Simone friend-zoning Bryson and running off to meet her ex’s friend. What happened between them in the interim? It’s still...

Film,Recap,Television,Series

Bad Boys and Friend Zones: Boomerang Season 1 Episode 6 Recap

If we didn’t know it before we definitely know it after this episode! Bryson doesn’t just have a crush on Simone, he’s not just “into Simone," he is madly, crazily, bittersweetly in love with Simone! We also learn a lot about our fave sexually fluid bad boy Ari. Episode 6 flashes all the way back to college, devoting a segment to each year of college and showing us how far and deep...

Film,Interviews,Reviews

Alfre Woodard Redefines Black Motherhood On Screen In ‘Juanita’

 In the 1982 televised version of Ntozake Shange’s classic choreopoem For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf, Alfre Woodard plays the Woman In Green. At one point her character, who incidentally, calls herself Juanita, declares, “This is a woman’s trip. I need my stuff back!” The play on which that televised adaptation was based, was one of the first in the...

Recap,Film,Television

After The Club Is The Parking Lot: Boomerang Season 1 Episode 5 Recap

The Boomerang showrunners continue to show us they are willing to take risks with conventional narrative even relatively early into the life of the series and have enough respect for the audience’s intelligence that they will appreciate those risks. Last week there was the absence of the regular male characters, totally centering the narrative on the women characters. This episode...