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!