You remember Artemus
Jenkins don’t you? He’s the guy who gave us the much-talked about web series documentary, P.O.P, about the lives of performers
at an Atlanta strip club.
He had informed us when we posted the last episode of P.O.P., that he was working on a new web
series; and below is the teaser trailer
for his new production, which premieres on June
It’s called Smoke
and Mirrors, which Jenkins co-created with KarynRose Bruyning, and which deals with the ever burning issues of relationships
between black men and women.
Why this subject? Well according to Bruyning “there
aren’t enough examples of what relationships look like for both sides. We have
unfairly all become comfortable with the idea that men are womanizers and women
are crazy. This is not the picture of what relationships are and as a woman, I
thought it necessary to educate people on what the truth is and them what it
looks like for the sake of love everywhere.”
As for Jenkins, the reason for creating this series is
more personal: “The idea for this series came to
me the morning after my most recent relationship ended. As I was laying on the
couch trying to figure out what I was going to do with myself as a newly single
man the ideas just started pouring out of me and I decided I should go ahead
and tell my story, without necessarily trying to create something that would
seem like a how-to guide for women.”
And there you have it.
Here’s the trailer: