Over the last year I’ve shared web shows and indie films from up-and-coming writers and directors of color in an attempt to help them share their work with the world. Supporting these artists is important to me because it has become increasing clear that the mainstream media doesn’t care about black folks and our stories.
Although my inbox is full of requests to feature content, unfortunately I can’t share it all. But recently I went through my email and found this gem: The Unwritten Rules.
The Unwritten Rules is a new web series by Kim Williams and is based on her 2004 book, Unwritten Rule: The Diary of a Nigger, Negro, Colored, Black, African-American Woman. Williams is a 15-year vet of the industry and said she wrote the book after often being the only black person on the job.
She describes the show as:
The comedic realities of being an African-American in a predominantly white workplace. Like the novel, the series delves into the main character, Racey Jones’ head to uncover real situations, truthful thoughts, honest reactions, and hilarious moments that African-Americans experience in the workplace.
The Unwritten Rules stars Aasha Davis of Pariah and Friday Night Lights, and judging from the trailer, it has tons of potential.
Check out a sneak peek of The Unwritten Rules and catch the first episode when it premieres on April 25.