”Leimert Park” is a new comedy series by women about women that chronicles the lives of three Black chicks living in Los Angeles.
Directed by Mel Jones (producer of “Dear White People”), and produced by MACRO, the people who brought you “Fences,” “Mudbound” and the digital series, “Gente-fied” and from Homegrown Pictures which brought you “Hustle and Flow,” comes the fresh, new digital comedy series set in the vibrant but rapidly gentrifying South LA neighborhood Leimert Park.
The series centers on three best friends and roommates as they navigate life, love, their careers and sex lives.
According to the official synopsis, things get complicated when three best friends share a house in South LA’s Leimert Park. Despite being married, beats-maker Mickey hasn’t had an orgasm with her hubby in three months, Bridget mistakes sex for love while assisting a handsome visiting artist in residence, and Kendra secretly shoots videos of many sizzling sexual encounters, hoping this will finally break her into the art world.
“Leimert Park” stars Ashley Blaine Featherson, Ashli Haynes, Asia’h Epperson, Wade Allain-Marcus, Frantz Latten, Ikenna Okoye and Brit Manor and is an official selection at The Sundance Festival 2018.
Making her directorial debut is Mel Jones, creator of “Leimert Park” with Kady Kamakatè and Davita Scarlett. The series is Executive Produced by Stephanie Allain, Charles King and Aaliyah Williams.
“I wanted to see images of black women being the objects of desire and seeking pleasure with no shame,” states director and co-creator Jones. “Leimert Park reflects the black women I know and love and I hope it inspires women everywhere to practice self-love and self-care and embrace their sexuality.”
Inspired by Jones real-life experiences she adds, “I’ve been mentored by and partnered with Stephanie Allain at Homegrown Pictures for seven years and she encouraged me to create this show which was my authentic story to tell. Aaliyah Williams, who runs digital at MACRO, heard this story before it was even a script and championed the series and advocated for me as a first time director. I’m forever grateful to both of these incredibly supportive women. It will be a dream come true sharing “Leimert Park” with sisters throughout the nation, audiences at Sundance, and with all women.”
Check out the trailer down below.
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