Jussie Smollett makes an attempt profession comeback with LGBT movie on BET+ streaming service

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Jussie Smollett has launched his directorial debut with BET+ “B-Boy Blues.” The LGBTQ+ centered present will debut on the streaming community June 9, simply in time for Delight Month.

This challenge marks the primary for Smollett since he was discovered responsible of creating false stories on what he alleged to be a hate crime. He was then sentenced to 30 months’ probation, 150 days in jail, after making false stories to the police in January 2019 that he was a sufferer of a hate crime.

“Through our content slate, we are intentional about representing the fullness of the Black experience, including that of the LGBTQ+ community,” BET+ exec VP/GM Devin Griffin stated to Selection. “‘B-Boy Blues’ is an artful, heart-rending film about the complexity of love – something we all can relate to.”

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 Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett arrives on the Leighton Legal Courts Constructing to listen to the decision in his trial on December 9, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Smollett was accused of mendacity to police when he reported that two masked males bodily attacked him, yelling racist and anti-gay remarks close to his Chicago dwelling in 2019. Smollett was discovered responsible of 5 of the six counts towards him.
(Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty Pictures)

“B-Boy Blues” is predicated on the James Earl Hardy novel and can star Timothy Richardson, Brandee Evans, Marquise Vilson, Broderick Hunter and Thomas Mackie. 

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The indie movie first debuted in 2021 on the American Black Movie Pageant. The movie received the Narrative Function Fan Favourite Award.

Smollett’s first challenge since launched from jail is described as “a clash of class and culture when Mitchell Crawford, a college educated journalist from Brooklyn and Raheim Rivers, a bike messenger from Harlem, fall in love.”

This booking photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Jussie Smollett. A judge sentenced Jussie Smollett to 150 days in jail Thursday, March 10, 2022.

This reserving photograph supplied by the Prepare dinner County Sheriff’s Workplace reveals Jussie Smollett. A choose sentenced Jussie Smollett to 150 days in jail Thursday, March 10, 2022.
(Prepare dinner County Sheriff’s Workplace by way of AP)

“B-Boy Blues is a beautifully bold, funny, heartwarming bro-mance and I was thrilled to partner with Jussie to help this wonderful film gain greater exposure,” Mona Scott-Younger of Monami Leisure informed the outlet. 

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“Falling head over heels and fighting for love are universal emotions and experiences and we are so grateful to BET+ for shining a powerful spotlight on the still seriously underrepresented black LGBTQ+ community and bringing this impactful love story to an even greater audience.”

Three weeks after Smollett was launched from jail, he launched a track titled “Thank You God.”

The previous “Empire” star shared the only on his Instagram account, which in response to his bio is “currently run by” the Smollett household. 

Actor Jussie Smollett speaks to Judge James Linn after his sentence is read at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Chicago.

Actor Jussie Smollett speaks to Decide James Linn after his sentence is learn on the Leighton Legal Court docket Constructing, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Chicago.
(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune by way of AP, Pool)

Within the caption of the put up, it is famous that “100% of the profits will be donated” to Rainbow Push Coalition, the Illinois Innocence Challenge and Safe the Bag Security.

The one-minute preview on social media begins with a clip that reads: “CHANNELING THESE THOUGHTS THE BEST WAY I KNOW HOW. LOVE YOU… – JUSSIE.”

Smollett then sings: “It’s like they’re hell-bent on not solving the crime / Taking out the elements of race and trans and homophobia that’s straight taking lives / But turn around and act like I’m the one that killed the strides.”

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Elsewhere on the monitor, he says, “Some people searching for fame / Some people chasing that clout / Just remember this … this ain’t that situation / You think I’m stupid enough to kill my reputation.”

“Just simply to look like a victim / Like it’s something fun / Y’all better look at someone else / You got the wrong one.”

Actor Jussie Smollett appears with his attorneys at his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Chicago.

Actor Jussie Smollett seems along with his attorneys at his sentencing listening to on the Leighton Legal Court docket Constructing, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Chicago.
(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune by way of AP, Pool)

On March 16, Smollett was launched from Prepare dinner County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, after a courtroom gave the OK pending an attraction of his conviction.

He had spent six days behind bars of his 150-day sentence after he was convicted of mendacity to Chicago police about being the sufferer of a hate crime in 2019. The actor was convicted on 5 felony counts of disorderly conduct for mendacity to police.

Day by day Submit’ Mariah Haas contributed to this report.

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