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afrofuturist lgbtq+ vampire novel heads to tv

November 16, 2018

There is SO much dope Black fiction and media this year and next, like afrofuturist novel The Gilda Stories by Jewell Gomez. A visionary novel about “an escaped Black slave and the bisexual vampire who comes of age over 200 years of African American history,” filmmaker Cheryl Duny plans on adapting the story for 13 Gen, who has acquired the rights to the project.

“Jewelle Gomez is the foremother of Afrofuturism, which is wildly popular right now. The project of bringing a Jewelle Gomez novel to film or television has long been a dream of mine, and with The Gilda Stories, we have the perfect vehicle to bring her uniquely magical and transgressive voice to episodic audiences everywhere,” said Dunye.

Dunye is best known for her experimental and indie film, like The Watermelon Woman, but more recently her work on TNT’s Claws and Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar.