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Viral Web Series Brown Girls to Get the HBO Glo Up it Deserves

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Forget bad girls, it’s Brown Girls who do it well. The viral web series about queer women of color, written by Fatimah Asghar and directed by Samantha Bailey, is making headlines with some major news. According to Elle, the series is jumping from OpenTV to HBO in a glo up that’s sure to bring joy to the hearts of those still crushed by the loss of Sense8’s queer visibility. As with Issa Rae’s Insecure show that grew out of the Awkward Black Girl webseries, the duo will create a new show based on Brown Girls with the help of 3Arts and MXN Entertainment.

Set in Chicago, Brown Girls followed the story of two women of color exploring their identities, relationships and sexuality. It also happened to win over Willow Smith, become the second most popular trending topic on Twitter during its season premiere, and bring a steady stream of #BlackGirlMagic to our screens, which was was Bailey and Asghar set out to accomplish when they began writing the show.

“To be able to see ourselves and the complexities of our relationships really validates our experience. I wanted to be part of bringing that story to life,” Bailey told OUT in January. “I think that there's a very American impulse of flattening nuance around identity in media. It’s very rare to see people from marginalized identities represented in complicated manners,” Asghar added.

As you wait to see what new magic Asghar and Bailey create, you can fall in love with Brown Girls all over again, below.



“To be able to see ourselves and the complexities of our relationships really validates our experience. I wanted to be part of bringing that story to life,” Bailey told OUT in January. “I think that there's a very American impulse of flattening nuance around identity in media. It’s very rare to see people from marginalized identities represented in complicated manners,” Asghar added.

As you wait to see what new magic Asghar and Bailey create, you can fall in love with Brown Girls all over again, below.






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