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Oh! The Drama! “Power” and the Curse of the Ride or Die

It’s summertime. TV sucks. Ugh.

Power (2014)

Power (2014)

But since it’s summertime and TV sucks, I got Starz so I could catch Power. And I know how much I said I was over the thug/gangster shows…and I really am over them…but yeah I’m really addicted to this show too.

Omari Hardwick stars as Ghost, drug kingpin who wants to be an legit businessman. He is married to Tasha, played by Naturi Naughton (random…

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Jul 26
Oh! The Drama! “Power” and the Curse of the Ride or Die
Disney Princesses

Disney Princesses

My daughter loves princesses. I guess this is my fault. She watches “The Princess and The Frog” at least once a week and we own at least three Princess Tiana dolls. Princess Tiana doesn’t bother me…there were no Black princesses when I was growing up so I’m glad she at least gets to experience one in her lifetime.

What is hard, though, is that for that one Black princess, there…

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Jun 11
Creative Inspiration: Princesses

Carnaval San Francisco Pt 1

Here is a first look at my Carnaval SF show! It is very much a work in progress, but I would love some comments/suggestions regarding it. Shouts out to my girl Akeeba Marshall who provided the VO!

 

 

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May 22
Carnaval San Francisco 2013

Creative Inspiration: Give No F*cks

Some fake artist are so afraid of what people think of them, so afraid to be vulnerable and honest in they art. They don’t put nothing out, and what they do mediocre. I give no fucks I’ve made the ultimate sacrifices for this art. Being an artist should hurt a little bit, if you ain’t hurting you ain’t dope.

This is a quote from my cousin’s FB page. My cousin and I haven’t had a real conversation…

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Mar 14
Creative Inspiration: Give No F*cks
Oh! The Drama! Slavery In Film—Should We Let It Go?Okay y’all, I have to admit…I slept on Nick Cannon. It’s kinda hard for me to shake that image of…View Post
Jan 24

Oh! The Drama! Slavery In Film—Should We Let It Go?

Okay y’all, I have to admit…I slept on Nick Cannon. It’s kinda hard for me to shake that image of…

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Oh! The Drama!- Diversity Casting and Hollywood’s issue with race on TVSo Tuesday was my birthday (woo-hoo 28!)…anyway, I didn’t do anything big, just read and watched…View Post
Jan 17

Oh! The Drama!- Diversity Casting and Hollywood’s issue with race on TV

So Tuesday was my birthday (woo-hoo 28!)…anyway, I didn’t do anything big, just read and watched…

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Getting Into Focus: Never Experienced Sexism? Become a Female Director…Pic from “How To Be A Female Director” (2012) Dir. Trisha Gum
I am a female director. While I can…View Post
Sep 2

Getting Into Focus: Never Experienced Sexism? Become a Female Director…

Pic from “How To Be A Female Director” (2012) Dir. Trisha Gum

I am a female director. While I can…

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Oh! The Drama! Trayvon Martin, “Fruitvale Station”, and Race in Film/Media-Another life gone way too soon.
I tried to write this post a couple weeks ago during the trial.…View Post
Jul 16

Oh! The Drama! Trayvon Martin, “Fruitvale Station”, and Race in Film/Media

-Another life gone way too soon.

I tried to write this post a couple weeks ago during the trial.…

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A Bit of Culture: Before Sunrise…LiveBefore Sunrise (1995)Directed by: Richard LinklaterStarring: Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke
I had…View Post
Jun 14

A Bit of Culture: Before Sunrise…Live

Before Sunrise (1995)
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Starring: Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke

I had…

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What I’m Working On Now: Carnaval SFView Post
Jun 6

What I’m Working On Now: Carnaval SF

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What I’m Working On Now: Carnaval SFThese past few weeks have been crazy busy. I have been producing and shooting a TV show covering…View Post
Jun 1

What I’m Working On Now: Carnaval SF

These past few weeks have been crazy busy. I have been producing and shooting a TV show covering…

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Oh! The Drama! Mo’ Better Blues, and KnowingMo’ Better Blues (1990)Bleek and Clarke, played by Denzel Washington and Cynda Williams
Clarke: Say…View Post
May 17

Oh! The Drama! Mo’ Better Blues, and Knowing

Mo’ Better Blues (1990)
Bleek and Clarke, played by Denzel Washington and Cynda Williams

Clarke: Say…

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Oh! The Drama! Villain-yYes, I am a Scandalista. Rarely do I get into shows this deeply…honestly the last time I was this…View Post
May 14

Oh! The Drama! Villain-y

Yes, I am a Scandalista. Rarely do I get into shows this deeply…honestly the last time I was this…

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TDL Faves: My Favorite Female FilmmakersThese are some of my imaginary mentors— women whose careers I admire, whose approach to…View Post
Apr 26

TDL Faves: My Favorite Female Filmmakers

These are some of my imaginary mentors— women whose careers I admire, whose approach to…

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Your ability to accept your own mortality, or death, is commensurate with your ability to live…

- Hugh Jackman, Inside the Actor’s Studio

Back in February, I found myself watching an episode of Inside The Actor’s Studiofeaturing Hugh Jackman. I have a lot…

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Apr 19
Creative Inspiration: Alive