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Watch Episodes 1 & 2 Of New Satirical Web Series Based On True Events - 'Ask A Slave'

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 5, 2013 12:01 PM
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I'd say this is quite timely, in light of what I previously fondly dubbed "slave movie fever," given the half dozen+ slave-themed films released in the last year, or that will be released in the next.

It's a new web series titled Ask A Slave - a satirical work directed by Jordan Black, starring Azie Mira Dungey (also the writer, producer of the series), which is essentially a "talk-show" hosted by a character named Lizzie Mae, a housemaid to George and Martha Washington

The creators of the series say that it's based on the actress' time working at a popular historical site. So what you're getting heree are very real questions that were posed by attendees to the historical site where she worked, playing a slave character at George Washington's Mount Vernon.

Join your host Lizzie Mae, the tenacious and dignified housemaid to America's favorite Founding Father. Watch her respond as today's Americans say the darndest things about history. 

The series launched this week - aptly on Labor day. And in that short period of time, the series hasn't quite gone viral yet, but is getting there, drawing over 100,000 plays for each of the 2 available episodes.

This is how it all begins folks! An enterprising young artists thinks up an idea, puts it on paper, employs today's affordable, accessible technologies, shoots and edits it, and uses one of many video sharing sites to broadcast it. And viola! 

Remember how Issa Rae got started? Look at where she is now! So get to work!

Watch episodes 1 and 2 below:

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  • Monique A Williams | September 6, 2013 10:07 AMReply

    Not funny. Couldn't get past 2:22 in the first ep. These Slave odes are sickening and tiresome.

  • Edwina | September 6, 2013 9:41 AMReply

    I'm on the fence. Appreciate all of the creativity that went into it but...

  • Geneva Girl | September 6, 2013 4:36 AMReply

    That was funny!

  • Disappointed | September 6, 2013 12:27 AMReply

    Only negros....

  • David Dungey | September 5, 2013 11:03 PMReply

    Love it Azie, love it! More please!!!!

  • onyx | September 5, 2013 3:51 PMReply

    Oh boy. This reminds me of that ill fated 1998 TV show "The Diary of Desmond Pfeifer" starring Chi McBride as a wise cracking man servant in the Lincoln household. Lincoln and his wife were portrayed as bumbling idiots, and many of the jokes were just plain bad.

  • Cinexa | September 5, 2013 2:58 PMReply

    nah. I'll pass

  • Guyver | September 5, 2013 1:00 PMReply

    So over it, Slaves, slaves and more slaves. You would almost think that Black people were literally created in slavery, as if we had no history before that and no purpose after it. Expand your creative compass please!!! Filmmakers and content creators of color should have more going on than this by now, smh.

  • Sweeta | September 5, 2013 12:33 PMReply

    "Trust me honey, you don't want this skin."

    These people can gon' and take all my money!!!

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