You Should Watch This: Lena Waithe’s Twenties
5:02 pm, August 15th | by Colette McIntyre
Lena Waithe is a successful writer and producer who has filmed a pilot for a new series called Twenties. Lena Waithe’s Twenties tells the story of three young black women, one of whom is queer. Lena Waithe, herself, is young, black, and queer. INCREDIBLY SURPRISING NEWS THAT DOESN’T PROVE THAT THE LACK OF ON-SCREEN DIVERSITY IS THE RESULT OF CONSCIOUS, BIASED DECISIONS AND WON’T MAKE YOU WANT TO PLACE YOUR HEAD ON YOUR DESK: Lena Waithe is having difficultly convincing studios to pick up her project. Since none of us are Stephen B. Burke, the CEO of NBC, we can’t give Twenties a development deal, but we can watch Waithe’s pilot presentation and share it with our friends. Hopefully if we generate enough buzz, networks won’t have any choice but to greenlight the show.
…If you are Stephen B. Burke, well, uh, you should probably put this show on air. And recruit me for Hollywood Game Night. I’m incredible at “Guess That Tune.”