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Season 2 of ‘Woke’ Doesn’t Sleep on Character Development

Caption: Cartoonist Keef Knight is now a popular activist on the rise, but he’s facing a world where “woke” has become big business. Can Keef and his friends bring about real change, or is it just about the dollar$? And can Keef navigate this new world without destroying what he’s become? Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, Woke continues to upend Black nerd and activist culture, deftly satirizing with a wink and a smile. Keef (Lamorne Morris), Gunther (Blake Anderson), Ayana (Sasheer Zamata) and Clovis (T. Murph), shown. (Courtesy of Hulu)

Last Season on Hulu’s Woke, we met Keef Knight (Lamorne Morris) as he tries to navigate life after a brutal encounter with San Francisco PD. As a cartoonist of the locally famous comic strip, Toast and Butter, Keef is excited for his comic to be syndicated nationally. He’s planning on getting a luxury apartment with his girlfriend of two years and finally raising his stock. He’s played the game for years and is finally seeing his efforts pay off. 

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Colton Haynes: His Way

I had the pleasure of interviewing Colton Haynes about his new memoir Miss Memory Lane. The full piece is at Pride.com and a link will appear below the excerpt.

I’ve watched Colton for a long time and always knew he had something deep and troubling inside of him. The book itself isn’t polished and it sort of defies genre, but it sticks with you and lingers in your mind. Colton has made himself vulnerable and open to critique, judgement and hopefully support.

The book is available now wherever books are sold, the audiobook is forthcoming. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

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Nicole Thurman Shares Her Diverse Voices

“I’m almost grateful that I didn’t know Jabberjaw and what they sounded like before. I just went in and did a weird voice!” Comedian and actor Niccole Thurman says about one of the three characters she plays in HBO Max/Warner Bros. Animation’s Jellystone!, a modern-day retelling of several beloved Hanna-Barbera characters.

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John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus Still Stimulates After 15 Years

Shortbus is a movie that depicts the New York of that moment with beautifully broken accuracy. Mitchell showcases a city attempting to put itself back together while its inhabitants search for new ways to connect and explore their own metamorphoses.

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