WINDY CITY TIMES
||Friends and Lovers sneak peak Sidetrack
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Windy City Black Pride ( WCBP ) , the Midwest's largest non-profit event for African-American LGBT people, and writer/director/producer Maurice Jamal ( above ) presented a sneak peek of Jamal's new TV series, Friends and Lovers, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, on May 27.
The show is billed as part romantic comedy, part drama and part Hollywood spoof, similar to Jamal's first feature, Ski Trip, which aired on MTV's LOGO. Under Sidetrack's wall-sized projection screen, Jamal addressed a crowd of about 50 fans, taking questions from entertainment blogger Waddie Grant of GMagazineNow.com .
"I can't tell you how many times I've heard that African Americans don't want to see people that live this life and I think that's bullshit," Jamal said. "So, for me, when I wrote this show I wrote it the same way someone would write Desperate Housewives or Sex and the City or any of the shows that I think are well-written. "
Friends and Lovers airs on Sept. 23, 2009. Visit the show's profile on Myspace and Facebook for updates and TV network information. For further information visit www.windycityblackpride.org . Photo and text by John Fenoglio
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