Happy Birthday Black&SexyTV!
Are you still boycotting BET and Tyler Perry? Are you constantly up in arms over the misogyny of women in rap videos or the negative displays of African Americans on reality shows? Do you feel guilty when your non-black coworkers want to dish about the latest Real-Ex-Love-&-Basketball-Hip-Hop-Housewives-of-HoustAtlantaVegas?
Ok here is what I want you to do. First of all calm down and stop inserting the words “black face” in weekly conversations. Open up your laptop, gently. Now, head over to YouTube and type in Black&SexyTV in the search box. If you haven’t heard let me inform you, black independent webisodes are the new TV.
Film maker, Dennis Dortch released his first film “A Good Day to be Black and Sexy” in L.A. in 2008 and the webisodes that make up the Black&SexyTV brand followed soon after. Originally Dortch saw the episodes as a way to promote the DVD.
One year ago on Nov. 9 Black&SexyTV launched the first episode of “The Number,” a hilarious series focused on a newly engaged couple. “The Number” is filled with awkward moments and perfect cameos from fellow film maker and awkward black girl, Issa Rae.
“Roomiesloversfriends” is another great story line that is as simple yet complex as its title. One of the newest series is about bachelorhood. In the first minisodes of “That Guy” we see the young man’s version of a proper lunch and his take on dry cleaning. “That Guy” stars actor Jeremy McBryde who plays Judah and was affectionately dubbed by the YouTube ladies as Big Sexy!
The break out show “The Couple” has enough chemistry to rival some of your favorite mainstream couples, think Martin and Gina 2012. Youtubers are still trying to figure out if Chick and Dude played by actors and co-producers Numa Perrier and Desmond Faison are actually together. Co-creators and writers Jeanine Daniels and Dennis Dortch who direct the show will be bringing us “The Couple Movie.”
To think Black&SexyTV which started with 7 subscribers could amass a fan base of more than 20,000 subscribers in one year and raise over $32,000 for “The Couple Movie” is amazing. My only question is why didn’t anyone tell me!? If you weren’t in the know consider this your invitation to sit back and laugh. Black&SexyTV I am proud of you!
Follow the links below to view my Superstar approved Black&SexyTV Episodes: