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Watch First Full Trailer For BET's Original Movie 'Being Mary Jane'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 6, 2013 at 1:52PM

Watch First Full Trailer For BET's Original Movie 'Being Mary Jane'
'Being Mary Jane'
'Being Mary Jane'

After releasing 2 sneak peek clips from Being Mary Jane, BET has now unveiled the film's first full trailer, which is embedded below.

Its premiere date is set for TuesdayJuly 2, at 10:30pm, which I found interesting, if only because it's a feature film, so I'm assuming its feature-length, which means it's at least an hour+. 

Also, it's a Tuesday night; and with commercials, it could be ending around midnight, which seems a bit late.

Then again, it's the week of the July 4 holiday.

My take away from this is that BET likely considers it more adult fare, than some of its earlier more family-friendly programming. I'm often trying to understand who exactly BET's audience is, whether they skew younger (Millenials and younger), or a bit older, the Gen Xers. Or a combo of both.

Anyway... Being Mary Jane hails from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the hit husband-and-wife duo, and stars Gabrielle UnionOmari Hardwick, Tika SumpterBJ BrittLisa Vidal and Richard RoundtreeMargaret AveryRichard BrooksStephen BishopRaven GoodwinLatarsha RoseRobinne Lee and Aaron Spears.

It's the first new project under the mega-production deal the Akils signed with BET last year, and chronicles the work, social and family life of a successful African American career woman (Mary Jane Paul, played by Union), an acclaimed host of a 24-hour national cable news network. As Mary Jane juggles her life, her work and her commitment to family, viewers follow how far she’s willing to go to find those puzzle pieces that she, and society, insist are missing from her life as a single black female.

Watch the trailer below:

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