Genre: drama, LGBTQ
Written by Sheri Johnson & Rob Fox; Directed by Tery Wilson & Sheri Johnson
Starring: Champ, Faurice Harley, Shawn Taylor, Toni Fields, Chevi Carter, Megan Mincey, Nikki Kanai, Netalyah Redd, Jordan Spencer, Melissa Poe, Mook Da Host Thomas, Cinque Tang
What is it about: Four studs (masculine lesbians of color) looking for love and balancing friendship in Atlanta.
What Makes This Smart: Like “Dear Jesus,” the production value is a bit lacking but overall, it’s a pretty well written show. I especially like it because it doesn’t treat our lesbian sisters like sidekicks to a straight character and instead makes them – and their experiences – the centerpiece of the show (and this is why we need more Black LGBTQ shows on television) with actual love lives and interests. Yes, let’s normalize all Black love. That point, along with the fun storyline (my favorite being the crazy, stalker girlfriend with no house furniture), is reason enough to tune in as well as give it a pass for being yet another show about relationships.