Our favorite girl Issa Rae, the creator of The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl has done it again! With her creative wit and engrossing story line, Rae, along with Alright TV- the digital channel of Tracey E. Edmonds –have debuted a new webseries, “The Choir”, today.
“The Choir” is a bible-thumbing dramedy which follows the controversial, yet filled with the Holy Ghost, members of the United Church of Holy Christ in Fellowship. The choir of the church, alongside its Interim Minister, tries to create a plan to increase United Church’s membership.
In a preview for the new series, the Choir greets its audience while they perform the praise and worship version of Janet Jackson’s steamy song, “Anytime, Anyplace.” Jessie, the lead singer of the praise and worship ministry, is seen slow grinding in 10-inch heels while hilariously singing:
“I don’t wanna stop just because/
They don’t understand holy love/
I don’t give a damn what they think/
I want you Jesus/
I don’t wanna stop just because/
It feels so good inside, oh Jesus/
Anytime Jesus and Anyplace/
I don’t care who’s around/
Thank you Holy Ghost, Amen!”
Disgusted with her un-Christlike performance, people are seen leaving the church. When the Interim Minister speaks to the choir about their performance, a secret breaks out that will rock United Church of Holy Christ in Fellowship congregation.
Issa Rae states on her Facebook page that the series is loosely based on her own church experiences. Though ‘The Choir’ depicts Rae’s own church observations, all of us side-eye questionable church behavior, every week. It’s for that reason that Tracey E. Edmonds has high hopes for this series.
“Issa Rae is a groundbreaking writer and producer. We are thrilled to showcase her new series, The Choir, on Alright TV,” she said in a news release. “Issa is a rising star in the industry and her work is not only thoughtful and clever, it is hilariously funny and a delight to watch. I am certain Alright TV viewers will find her latest production interesting and relatable.”
Issa Rae is known for creating a space in digital web production that showcases a genuine portrayal of black people and their culture. Check out and share her latest production below as it unfolds its unorthodox storyline.
What do you think of Issa’s religious comedy? Are they making fun of God’s chosen people?