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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.”
“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.”
“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.
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.”
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.”
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.