Showtime Orders New Lena Waithe/Cathy Kisakye Pilot to Show You How to Make Love to a Black Woman

Lena Waithe of the television show ‘Boomerang’ speaks during the BET segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on February 11, 2019 in Pasadena, California.
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Lena “Scooping Up All The Creative Projects Because This a Black Renaissance Redux, Bih” Waithe has a new and super interesting project in the works. As you may know, the writer-producer-actress currently has a first-look deal with Showtime, with its first notable project being The Chi.

Now, the premium cable network has given a pilot order to How To Make Love To A Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Sh*t) from series writer Cathy Kisakye and Waithe. Waithe, Kisakye, and Rishi Rajani will serve as executive producers. Kisakye will pen the pilot.


Per Deadline:

Created by Casallina “Cathy” Kisakye, How To Make Love to a Black Woman will be a collection of multi-part episodes which will include a new characters in an authentic world, telling stories about connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing – and harrowingly comic – sexual secrets.

Okay, first of all, that’s the best title ever.

“With How To Make Love, I’m thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient and relatable,” Kisakye said.


“Cathy’s script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable – it’s the kind of script that doesn’t come around very often,” noted Waithe. “I’m honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can’t wait for the world to see it.” Kisakye already has a working relationship with Waithe, as a writer on The Chi.


“Working with Lena is the gift that keeps on giving,” said Showtime Networks President of Entertainment, Gary Levine. “We signed our first-look deal with her so that she could bring authentic and talented new voices to Showtime. Cathy’s comedy is raw, relevant, surprising, sexy and fun, and we are very excited about making it.”

Sign me the fuck up.

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