Katori Hall
Other shows tried to ignore the pandemic in their storylines. The Starz drama leaned into them so that Black experiences of COVID would not be "relegated to the footnotes of history."
Uncle Clifford, Mercedes, Hailey, and the whole "P-Valley" crew are back for another round of the irresistibly lurid drama.
"An audience needs to understand from the inside how hard this is so that they can respect it even more," Hall said.
“P-Valley” costume designers (and sisters) Rita McGhee and Alita Bailey created a new story for strippers.
Toolkit: Creator Katori Hall breaks down how her camera captures Black beauty and a non-exploitive side of southern strip club culture.
Welcome to the full grit and glitter of the Dirty South, courtesy of Starz's lyrical and atmospheric new show premiering July 12.
"I really wanted to basically take that genre and smash it and use it to my own specific purposes," Hall told IndieWire.
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