Watch This: ‘Milk + Honey’ Ep. 1

by Britni Danielle

At the beginning of the year we told you about the new Idris Elba produced web series, “Milk + Honey” starring Lance Gross, Debbie Allen, Bryce Wilson, Faune Chambers, and newcomer Asha Kamali. Well, get ready to feast your eyes on this fab new show because the first episode is here!

Milk + Honey” is the brainchild of Dana Gills, Asha Kamali May, and Jeanette McDuffie, the divas behind the production company Brown Paper Dolls.

In an industry that doesn’t carve out too many spaces for positive depictions of Black women, Dana Gills said “Milk + Honey” is a labor of love.

“Milk + Honey is a passion project.  Working on it for over 3 years,  [it was] created because we wanted to showcase positive and diverse images of women of color—[which you] don’t see many on the big or little screen.”

The series follows four African-American women as they traverse spiritual, professional and romantic journeys in the City of Angels.

Check out the first episode and let us know what you think! 

milk + honey: episode 1 from brown paper dolls on Vimeo.


(Did you catch the Clutch shout out? We love it!)

  • African Mami


    e-hugsssssssssssssssss!!!!! You just made my day with this!!!!! I’ve been inquiring about this for the longest time……thanks!

  • whit


  • em

    um, so watching this webisode was love at first sight! I def appreciate the girls’ chemistry (especially in the “access-denied” scene)! I guess, the depiction of these 3 strong, fly and motivated black women really just resonated with me 100%! more please!

    p.s. totally caught the ‘clutch mag’ shout out too!

  • B

    I have been waiting for this FOREVER! I will be watching and returning with a comment! Thanks for posting!

  • Patricia

    I like it. I will for sure support.

  • OSHH

    This is cute for younger women 20 somethings.

  • sli

    love Debbie Allen

  • Whatever

    I am so happy that they took the initiative to get their work seen on the web. I am loving all the web series popping up. With that said I will be following this series. I have lukewarm feelings about the 1st episode but i’m still looking forward to the next one.

  • Guulo

    Has potential, from the description i was hoping for more depth in character, the character’s came across as really superifical, immature and lacking depth in this episode.

  • Barbara

    The wait is finally over! Brown Paper Dolls came hard and strong with this first episode! I especially loved the interaction between the girls at the end. The talent is undeniable, the team is clearly dedicated to a great vision. It’s refreshing to see a webseries displaying women of color in the best light. I can’t wait to see more!! #FAN

  • BougieHippie

    lets support!

  • LaNeshe

    It was alright. There was something unnatural to me in the way the character of Harper came off, I’m not sure what it was.

  • TPerk

    Love Love LOVE!

  • fufuandoreos

    This is really good :)

  • A Diva State of Mind

    I’ll be watching!

  • Kimmy

    i didnt like it sorry, i will support them though, but im just tired of the same story. its always a group of friends (male or female) “struggling” to achieve their “dreams” in some high profile industry (insert fashion, entertainment (includes all entertainment music acting etc), publishing, etc) while they also struggle to find, get or keep love (insert break ups, hook ups, long term) i mean its the same story all the time. i guess honestly im just tired of every show (if the only way a person learned was from just watching tv and movies)makes it seem as if the ENTIRE world wants to be in a high profile industry and its always some young folks just “trying to shine”. i just cant anymore. like i said i will support them but i dont like it. you could insert many other show name into this and tweak the dream career and the plot would be the same they just make these people ..people of color

  • sweetpisces

    I love it..but hate that its short

  • African Mami

    Ya’ll know I STAN for Idris Elba like a certified groupie. This was dope, but I felt that the characters lacked DEPTH. There is a superficial feel to how their lives evolve and revolve. I will still watch, but the first episode had me craving for more realness!

    On another note, I have been looking forward to watching this so I can droooooooool all over Lance Gross fine azzz!!!! I could care less whether his character is deep, I just want to jump him!

  • Rakel

    Thanks for the update! I’ve been waiting for this, I loved the clutch sign lol and it’s great to see Debbie Allen. I can’t wait to see were it goes.

  • Trev

    I like the youthness of the show but it appears to be all over the place…I really had a hard time trying to follow it. The look and vibe seems to be there and it does have potential but I’m not sure what the show is about as of yet. I’m a bit lost.

    Hopefully it comes together in the next episode. Love the women in the show..

  • Clarity Jane

    I was about to switch off then Bryce Wilson walked in the room, then he was gone and I was bored again. I tried, it just didn’t do anything for me. Sorry.
    I hope it does well but I just wish that they thought outside the box a little.

  • OSHH

    Right that was my issue same formula, same storylines, different actors=underwhelmed.
    Aren’t there other aspects of life and stories to be told?

  • Maliika Marsh

    It was ok but I expected more. My favorite web series is still Awkward Black Girl.

  • Tricia Clark

    It didn’t really have to much action. Like whats the point of the show? If this is the pilot, its a crash landing. Hopefully future episodes will be better!

  • ……………..

    looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove!THIS NEEDS TO BE ON TV NOW!!

  • Keshia

    I love this show ABG the best out of all online shows but this seems cool so I’m willing to give it a chance. My favorite character is the DJ!~ That boy was fine though I would have taught him more private classes. ^^

  • Honey tells the truth in its own words

    is it for teens?

  • Trini

    Someone said earlier that it was love at first sight for them…DIDO!!!

    This show had me in like the first 5 seconds! Beautifully shot. Girls all looked flawless. And all the dudes were definitely worth staring at. What I enjoyed the most is seeing people of color in non-stereotypical roles. Yall know the usual: the no depth co-star or the waaay extra over-the-top sassy black girl etc.

    This is a breath of exquisitely fresh air. Much appreciated!

  • Ms. T

    I’m sorry to say, this show needs better actors & actresses, except for Debbie Allen and Lance Gross. They were a little weak.

  • Ayeshah

    I agree with EVERYTHING you said, and he definitely would’ve had a private class.

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