'Sweetness, Flowing Like a Faucet; Body Banging, No Corset': What's New and Black on Netflix in June 2019?

Carmen: A Hip Hopera
Carmen: A Hip Hopera
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June, also known as the halftime show of the year, is here—and that means more Strong Black Leading content from Netflix!


And the blackest headliner is...

Carmen: A Hip Hopera


This 2001 made-for-TV movie helmed by the legendary Robert Townsend should be in everyone’s entertainment catalogue, and now Netflix has scooped the licensing rights! Like, how could you not be excited about a musical that has the following lyric: “I wouldn’t bless you if your first name was “Ahchoo”?!

What a perfect addition for African American Music Appreciation Month! I’m certainly going to be spending my June rewatching this glorious hot mess. I may even write about it...

Coming to Netflix under its originals slate is The Black Godfather (expect a review of this from me as well!), Black Mirror (Season 5), 3% (Season 3) (this is one of my favorite shows, highly recommended if you haven’t caught it) and Beats.

Licensed content to look for is Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse for those of you who want more Miles Morales (because why not?!) and Season 15 of Grey’s Anatomy for the Shondaland fans.


‘Til next month!

Staff Writer, Entertainment at The Root. Sugar, spice & everything rice. Equipped with the uncanny ability to make a Disney reference and a double entendre in the same sentence.

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A classic. This is why people thought Bey could act. I’m surprised she didn’t go the musical route.