Watch Trailer for LisaRaye’s Feature Film Directing Debut, 'Skinned'
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Watch Trailer for LisaRaye’s Feature Film Directing Debut, 'Skinned'

nullYes, you

read that right. Actress LisaRaye, AKA LisaRaye McCoy, has joined the ranks of

those calling the shots behind the camera, directing her first feature film, "Skinned," for the Atlanta-based production company Studio 11 Films.

More

accurately, McCoy co-directed the film with Avery O. Williams, who is a professor

at Morehouse College, and who also wrote the film with co-producer Clarice Kulah.

As hinted by

the title, the film deals with colorism within the black community, and centers

around a young woman named Jolie, "whose

insecurities about her skin color, misconception about beauty, and search for

romance causes her to bleach her skin beyond recognition in an attempt to

capture the heart of the perfect suitor, leads to the detriment of her health."

However the

story just doesn’t end there, and takes a more melodramatic turn when it "fast forwards to 15 years later, with Jolie

(played by jasmine Burke) now a…model with a wonderful husband, but discovers

she cannot conceive due to certain chemicals found in skin bleaching creams. To

make matters worse, she has skin cancer and has 6 months to live. Now, with the

assistance of a psychiatrist, Jolie must go on a journey into her past to face

her demons."

Like I said, it gets very melodramatic, but according to the production company, "Skinned" is a

very important project for LisaRaye, not only because she is entering up a new phase

in her career, but also because she is “determined

to speak on behalf of this epidemic with hopes to change lives on a global

scale. Young girls that are thinking about bleaching and those that follow the

trends of known celebrities who have bleached, she hopes to steer in a

different direction."

So here is the

first trailer for "Skinned." Share your opinions below:

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