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Lena Waithe's New Show Twenties Centers Queer Black Girls & It's About Damn Time

Lena Waithe's New Show 'Twenties' Centers Queer Black Girls & It's About Damn Time

Lena Waithe's New Show 'Twenties' Centers Queer Black Girls & It's About Damn Time

"Queer black characters have been the sidekick for long enough, it’s time for us to finally take the lead."

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Emmy-winner Lena Waithe has snagged another show, this time on TBS. And it will center queer black women!

Described by TV Line as a "lesbian-themed comedy," Twenties will follow "Hattie and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking s–t and chasing their dreams."

The Master of None writer and actress is excited to breathe new life back into one of her early passion projects. "I wrote Twenties back in 2009," she explained. "I always wanted to tell a story where a queer black woman was the protagonist and I’m so grateful to TBS for giving me a platform to tell this story. Queer black characters have been the sidekick for long enough, it’s time for us to finally take the lead."

If it's anything like the 2013 web series, we can expect Twenties to be clever, hilarious, and black AF. Anyone else hyped? 

Watch the web series pilot below!

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!