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Jussie Smollett to Make Movie Director Debut with Book Adaptation of "B-Boy Blues"

Updated: Jan 10, 2021

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Jussie Smollet is back in the news, this time for the announcement of his directional debut. Smollett will be directing an Afrocentric gay film called B-Boy Blues. B-Boy Blues was a wildly popular book by James Earl Hardy, and Jame's debut novel, that followed two gay men in New York.

Published in 1994, goodreads describes the book as, "Hardy's debut novel about the lives of black gay men in New York City is unabashedly and unapologetically written for the African-American male. Rough, sexy, humorous, and authentic, B-Boy Blues is a first-rate love story."

The story follows 27-year old journalist, Mitchel Crawford, and 21-year old bike Messenger and B-boy Raheim Rivers who has a calm exterior, a loving father to his 5-year old son, and a mean-streak.

Deadline announced that filming will begin October 17th through Smollett's own SuperMassive Movies. Smollett will be both directing but also producing along side Hardy, Wilson, Frank Gatson, Sampson McCormick and Madia Hill Scott.

Although Jussie Smollett, has not put anything on his own page, his co-producer, Sampson McCormick posted a congrats to Smollett on his own Instagram page. What do you think #gayes are you going to see Jussie's Smollett's movie?


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