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'First,' a New Series from the Ever-Expanding Issa Rae Empire

by Karen Marie Mason
March 10, 2014 2:29 PM
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Coming this spring from Issa Rae Productions is First, a modern-day Love Jones documenting all of the first experiences of two soon-to-be reacquainted young lovers whose hearts have been pitter-pattering since childhood.

Looking quite sweet, sentimental and mushy, First is just the kind of love that we need a little more of today to help balance things out on the screen.

Created by and starring Will Catlett and Spelman alum Jahmela Biggs, who we've seen in Black and Sexy TV’s That Guy, First premieres this Spring.

Find the trailer below:

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  • LFleming | April 2, 2014 11:19 PMReply

    no one should go away b/c - every one is entitled to an opine.

  • mantan | March 13, 2014 10:39 PMReply

    i'm here for it!

    this looks like all the white indie movies that come out every week on dvd, it's nice to some brown faces in these sappy movies once in a while.

  • Sen | March 10, 2014 11:17 PMReply

    Just want to offer some love for this new production. I smiled for a minute and 30 seconds. I'm happy that my child will grow up in a world where all sorts of media are beginning to honour black love in all of its complexities. Unlike Mark, I think only good can come out of being one example among many—thank you.

  • Troy | March 12, 2014 12:25 PM

    Is their a need to honor something that has existed since the dawn of man? I support all new stories for they are merely a microcosm of the human experience. A fictional and finite exploration of a singular experience is not validation for the greatest motivational factor known to man. Media is a parody and has often been a great detriment to our existence. So do you want it to justify something that doesn't need justification or you want to see a distorted form of something that seems to escape your grasp in real life?

  • Mark W | March 10, 2014 3:09 PMReply

    While it's great that people are doing their thing, I surely do wish these newjacks (some who were barely 10 years old in 99) would quit calling their material a re-do of a 15 year old product and start creating some new, original content. You're not going to create an "empire" remaking "I Got The Hook Up".

  • Mark W | March 11, 2014 12:07 AM

    Hmm, Sen, you got me there, I DO do very little. I have incurable turophobia. Thank you for being so insensitive.

    AAAAnyway, on another note: it is indeed amazing how folks on S&A always assume no one else is doing anything. I wonder what's that really about?

    Certain folk just MIGHT consider my criticism to be constructive.

    In the meantime, Sen, let's just agree you aren't concerned with "raising the bar" and politely leave it at that. I bet you're a big Tyler Perry fan! (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

  • Sen | March 10, 2014 11:06 PM

    Nothing you said was meaningful, constructive, or insightful. You strike me as the kind of person who does very little, but criticizes much. Go away.

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