Issa Rae and Andrea Lewis have teamed up to create a new Web series that will explore the life of a black actress. and downs. The mockumentary-style series is a depiction of Lewis’ and other prominent black actresses’ everyday struggles to succeed in an industry that thrives on stereotypes.
The series simply titled, “Black Actress,” was created by Lewis and will be available for viewing on Issa Rae’s YouTube channel, which was made popular by Rae’s “Awkward Black Girl” series. The two are pairing up for an IndieGoGo campaign that will help the show make it through its first full season.