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New webseries 195 LEWIS is an honest exploration of black queerness premiering in New York next week!

December 7, 2016

Queer love is radical. Queer love is revolutionary. Queer love is love. And that’s the reason why queer representation, especially in Black art forms is so necessary. Director Chanelle Aponte Pearson and co-writer Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty), created this daring story of a group of Black, queer, polyamorous friends navigating the intersections race, sexual and gender identity, and love. The series was created and produced by Rae Leone Allen and Yaani Supreme and written in collaboration with Pearson and Nance. The pilot screened at Philadelphia’s Blackstar Film Festival in 2014 and had its international premiere at the International Film Festival at Rotterdam earlier this year, but now they’re bringing it back home to Brooklyn. For the first time ever, BAM Cinemas will premiere a web series (written and directed by a Black woman!!!) and on December 14th, the first five episodes of the show will be screened. Big ups to all involved and a special congratulations to Chanelle Aponte Pearson for making history several times over with this historic occasion. Stream the trailer for 195 Lewis below and buy tickets to the premiere at the BAM website.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

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