For Colored Boys web series... HAVE A WATCH..

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<header class="entry-header" style="display: block; ">[h=1]What To Watch: ‘For Colored Boys’ Web Series[/h]<time class="entry-date" datetime="2013-10-21T19:00:06-04:00" pubdate="">OCTOBER 21, 2013</time> BY YESHA CALLAHAN
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“For Colored Boys” is a dramatic web series created, written and directed by award winning filmmaker Stacey Muhammad of Wildseed Films and Executive Produced by veteran award-winning actor and producer, Isaiah Washington and esteemed scholar, writer, activist, and
television
host, Marc Lamont Hill.

Inspired by the highly acclaimed 1975 choreopoem “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf“ by Ntozake Shange, For Colored Boys is a series of short stories that follow the lives of African American men from various walks of life as they navigate and overcome
challenges
, face their fears, find their truth, mend broken relationships, find love, build families and inspire the lives of many.

The first season of For Colored Boys, subtitled REDEMPTION, follows the life of Benjamin Boyd, Sr. (Robbie Morgan) who upon release from prison seeks to reunite his
family
by rekindling his relationship with wife, “Lisa” (Lauren Hooper) and reassuming his role as father to his teenage daughter, Sidney (Kai Muhammad) and 20 year old son, “E” (Julito McCullum). A talented yet somewhat troubled young man, “E” has had to shoulder a tremendous amount of responsibility during his father’s incarceration. Returning home, Benjamin finds his son is no longer a boy, but a man unwilling to acknowledge or accept the presence of his father.

In a recent interview with Essence, Stacey Muhammad discussed the series:
ESSENCE.com: What about Ntozake Shange For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Isn’t Enuf made you want to create a dramatic web series about Black men?
Stacey Muhammad: For Colored Girls is a fearless and passionate sharing of the joys and pains of Black womanhood. In truth it took me years to appreciate this work. I personally needed to give myself permission to acknowledge the similarities between myself and the women in these stories without judgment or shame. Like many Black women, I’d been taught in, spiritual spaces, that my voice and experiences didn’t matter much. Rediscovering For Colored Girls… gave me the space to scream, cry, laugh, dance, shout, and get it all out. Along that
journey
I was inspired to, as best as I could, craft stories “for colored boys” which would also fearlessly and passionately provide a space for Black men to get it all out. As an activist, context is key and I’m not interested in ever creating a piece of artistic expression without context.

ESSENCE.com: Why did you decide to launch the web series on YouTube? Why not more traditional platforms?
Muhammad: We knew early on that most
web
series launch on YouTube. As independent content creators we have, at least initially, some limitations in terms of what’s available for launching a series. We weighed a few offers and ultimately decided that we had a better chance releasing our content independently and securing a distributor and possibly a network deal through our executive producers.

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[h=3]Check out the For Colored Boys web series on YouTube.[/h]
what do you guys think about this??




(and on a side note.. i just love how with this new remake of IMIX you can just copy and paste.. )
 

NikkiGiovanni

Warrior Queen
i am going to see if i can watch the videos today..
i started watching the first video.....and sorry to say, it fell a little short for me...the concept and intent was good, but maybe because she is a woman....she shouldn't be trying to tell men's stories....THEY SHOULD BE

i remember seeing a play a while back at the Fringe Festival...written by Mo Beasley called No Good Nigg@ Blues...it was written in the same format as For Colored Girls...using poetry, monologues and very little dialogue...if she teamed up with him to turn that play into film format..that might have proven to be a more interesting outcome....for me, films, videos, etc etc have to have certain elements...and i had seen a previous work of hers, and ehhhhhh i wasn't to impressed with it...

but here is the piece i was referring to No Good Nigg@ Blues...i actually posted it here and made a thread about it when For Colored Girls was being released, but you know the dudes here ain't trying to be REAL about the BLACK MALE EXPERIENCE....but they sure love to UNDERMINE the BLACK FEMALE EXPERIENCE smh

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