Zendaya Shares Future Plans to Direct a Movie About Two Black Girls in Love “Without Traumatics”
From winning an Emmy award, to being crowned a fashion icon, this Disney native now has her eyes set on something new.
Tuesday, Euphoria’s very own Zendaya Coleman sat down with InterviewMag and expressed her excitement to be a director very soon.
“The idea of trying to direct in the future excites me. That’s why I’m on set so much. When I’m not in it, I’m right there trying to learn. I go around and I ask our crew members, “What are you doing today? Can you explain it to me?…The hope is that I’ll be able to, one day, make the things that I want to see.”
That last statement struck the curiosity of journalist Coleman Domingo. He did not hesitate to ask Zendaya to specify the films she would like to see if she were to direct them.
“Like a simple love story about two Black girls…And I don’t want it to be rooted in anything other than just a story about two people falling in love and that’s it. Something simple and beautiful, that leaves you happy and wanting to fall in love yourself.”
Directing a openly queer Black love film, Zendaya feels it could be the start of normalizing black love between two women.
“I feel I just haven’t seen that without it dealing more with the traumatic side of things—Our existence is broad and expansive and beautiful, and to see all the different emotional colors of what it means to be a young Black girl—I would like to see that, because I don’t think I’ve seen many depictions of it.”
Believe it or not Zendaya has always been vocal with her support for the LGBT Community.
According to InStyle, Fans first got a glimpse of Zendaya’s gender neutral persona in 2014. During her first movie premiere at the age of 14, she wore a oversized black suit & tie, with a pink lace in hand.
Since then Zendaya has worked with LGBT stylists like Law Roach and Sergio Hudson.
Then in October 2017, FemeStella stated that The actress was recognized for her advocacy with LGBT youth & received the “Game Changer“ Award from the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
Fast forward to 2019 Zendaya starred In her 1st ever LGBT series, Euphoria, alongside trans actress Hunter Schafer. The film openly introduced a cis-trans love story which has successfully been Renewed for season 2.
Further more, In February of this year, During a recent video for Vanity Fair, Zendaya was asked what qualities she like in a man but she quickly rephrased the question before answering.
“What I most like in a person ? how about that …kindness”
Vanity Fair then reworded the question to ask Zendaya what quality she likes most in a woman and her response was the same for both genders .
So, who wouldn’t want to see a queer love story from the hopeless romantic herself, but until then you can catch the actress killing her role as MJ in Spiderman: No Way Home, coming out in December 17 of this year.
Also catch Zendaya as Rue in season 2 of HBOs, Euphoria, airing next year January from HBO.
Gayes, should her queer love story happen?