issa rae documentary – awkward is the new black

September 24, 2015

Check out this new Issa Rae documentary – ‘Awkward Is the New Black’ (via Africa Is A Country)

“‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ was a refreshing comedy which amongst other things, highlighted the lack of representation of black characters in mainstream television. And, it was funny […] Without the gatekeepers of traditional TV, Rae was able to let her true voice flourish, and walked right into the gap that the big broadcast networks had left wide open. The documentary is a celebration of the series, and also a challenge to indie filmmakers to fully use the digital tools literally at their fingertips, so often taken for granted.”