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‘First,’ a New Series from the Ever-Expanding Issa Rae Empire

'First,' a New Series from the Ever-Expanding Issa Rae Empire

Coming this spring from Issa Rae Productions is First, a modern-day Love Jones documenting all of the first experiences of two soon-to-be reacquainted young lovers whose hearts have been pitter-pattering since childhood.

Looking quite sweet, sentimental and mushy, First is just the kind of love that we need a little more of today to help balance things out on the screen.

Created by and starring Will Catlett and Spelman alum Jahmela Biggs, who we’ve seen in Black and Sexy TV’s That Guy, First premieres this Spring.

Find the trailer below:

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no one should go away b/c – every one is entitled to an opine.


i'm here for it!

this looks like all the white indie movies that come out every week on dvd, it's nice to some brown faces in these sappy movies once in a while.


Just want to offer some love for this new production. I smiled for a minute and 30 seconds. I'm happy that my child will grow up in a world where all sorts of media are beginning to honour black love in all of its complexities. Unlike Mark, I think only good can come out of being one example among many—thank you.

Mark W

While it's great that people are doing their thing, I surely do wish these newjacks (some who were barely 10 years old in 99) would quit calling their material a re-do of a 15 year old product and start creating some new, original content. You're not going to create an "empire" remaking "I Got The Hook Up".

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