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Recap,Television

Skeletons Never Stay Buried: 'Queen Sugar' Season 4 Episode 5 [RECAP]

"Face Speckled" opens with Nova (Rutina Wesley) in New York for her book tour. As she has spilled everyone else's tea except her own, she is still being haunted by her past. She's been dreaming of her mama, her teenage self and the regal white outfit she wore to her father's funeral. Since her family has iced her out, Nova is going to be forced to deal with herself--one way or another....

Recap,Television

Nova Is An Island: 'Queen Sugar' Season 4 Episode 4 [RECAP]

Deep pain is festering for the Bordelons in Season 4, episode 4 of Queen Sugar, "Skin Transparent." Directed by Jezebel director Numa Perrier in her TV debut, "Skin Transparent" shows Nova (Rutina Wesley) about to embark on her book tour for Blessing & Blood--which is already garnering critical acclaim. As she gears up to leave, she enlists Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) to house sit for...

Recap,Television

Violet, You In Danger, Girl: 'Queen Sugar' Season 4 Episode 3 [RECAP]

Season 4 episode 3 of Queen Sugar, "Where My Body Stops or Begins," chronicles the continued of the fallout over Nova's (Rutina Wesley) forthcoming memoir, Blessing & Blood, which drags up all of her family's secrets without permission. Her sister Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and brother Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) were devastated by Nova sharing their lowest moments with the world in...

Film,Interviews

On The Set Of Lena Waithe's Upcoming Film 'Queen & Slim,' Black Love And Protest Art Collide

Penned by Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe, and helmed by visionary artist and Grammy Award winner Melina Matsoukas in her feature directorial debut, the drama film Queen & Slim is unlike anything we've seen before in cinema. The film follows an unlikely pairing: Slim (Daniel Kaluuya), a blue-collar guy with a subdued temperament, and Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith), a fiercely determined...

Recap,Television

The Past Catches Up To The Bordelons On 'Queen Sugar' Season 4 Episode 2 [RECAP]

"I No Longer Imagine," the second episode of the fourth season of Queen Sugar, opens right where the premiere left off. After reading preview copies of Nova Bordelon's (Rutina Wesley) memoir, both of her siblings, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), are absolutely gutted that their sister has willingly and eagerly spilled their personal pain and secrets onto...