Master of None writer/actress Lena Waithe speaks out. As we reported, in January, a woman with the pseudonym of "Grace" spoke to babe about an incident involving Aziz Ansari which she calls "the worst experience with a man [she has] ever had." Specifically, the photographer accused the actor of pressuring her into performing several sexual acts [...]
Waithe is having a Hollywood moment, but she still sees room for improvement when it comes to representation on screen and consent.
Celebrities are speaking out to praise Vanity Fair for placing Lena Waithe on its new cover and for putting a spotlight on representation in the entertainment industry. This is the first issue put together by the mag’s new editor-in-chief Radhika Jones. “When I thought about the kind of person I’d like to see on the [...]
#BlackGirlMagic… Lena Waithe Covers Vanity Fair Lena Waithe is covering Vanity Fair for a landmark issue helmed by new EIC Radhika Jones. In it, Waithe is interviewed by fellow queer writer Jacqueline Woodson on various topics including pitching stories to
Lena Waithe covers Vanity Fair‘s April 2018 issue, out on newsstands on April 3. Here’s what the actress, producer and screenwriter – and the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing – had to say… On winning the Emmy: “Here’s the irony of it all. I don’t need an Emmy to tell [...]
The OUT100 Artist of the Year dressed down in a white shirt for her groundbreaking cover shoot.
“You can take my call when I call you about this black queer writer over here who’s got a dope pilot.”
The actress, writer, and producer wears a humble T-shirt.
The first issue under a new editor marks a major shift by showcasing a rising black, openly lesbian female performer.
Tribune reporters William Lee and Nina Metz have recapped the first season of Showtime’s “The Chi” through the finale. Here they talk with show creator Lena Waithe about her thoughts on the season and her plans for next season. Lena Waithe: Hi, how are you guys? William Lee: Hi Lena, we’re good,...
Each week, William Lee and Nina Metz recap and discuss the first season of “The Chi,” which airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on Showtime. Spoilers ahead William Lee: The season finale for Chicago native Lena Waithe’s “The Chi” didn’t disappoint, providing answers to some long-awaited questions. The finale...
The Black Women in Hollywood luncheon included that "Black Panther" reference and other standout moments as Hollywood paid tribute to honorees Tessa Thompson, Lena Waithe, Tiffany Haddish and Danai Gurira.
A pair of TV show creators with strong ties to Chicago have separately signed major development deals recently. Chicago native Lena Waithe (who won an Emmy this past September for comedy writing on the Netflix series “Master of None”) is teaming up with Sight Unseen Pictures, the company behind...
NOTES: I don't know "Chronicles Of Judah 144" I do not recall viewing any of his videos prior to today With that said: (As with so many other 'Black Commentators' in the public space) I DO NOT promote the "White Supremacists Are Attacking Us" meme. Show More Summary
"Queer black characters have been the sidekick for long enough."
TBS has ordered a pilot from the Master of None star.
"Queer black characters have been the sidekick for long enough, it’s time for us to finally take the lead,” she writes.
The show marks Waithe's second original series deal she's landed in recent months.
Twenties is a single-camera comedy that follows the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking sht and chasing their dreams. TBS has landed the pilot for Twenties – created/written/executive produced by Lena Waithe (Master of None, The Chi). Show More Summary
TBS has given a pilot order to a comedy from multi-hyphenate Lena Waithe about three female friends. "Twenties" revolves around "a queer black girl" named Hattie and her two straight best friends. The script has been in Waithe's drawer for some time. Her career has exploded in the past year with...