It’s no secret that finding programming that truly reflects the diversity of black women is quite a feat. But every now and then we stumble upon a gem online.
Enter “You’re So Talented,” a web series following Bea, an out of work Chicago artist, as she navigates her twenties and all its inevitable disappointments.
“I wrote You’re So Talented because I desperately wanted to tell a nuanced, complex, messy story about a black girl that looked like me,” said Sam Bailey, the writer and director of the project. “I wanted to show that we love, we lose, we get wasted just like everyone else in their twenties. There are so few coming-into-adult stories about young black women and I felt like I could tell one that was both relatable and very much needed.”
Bailey also stars in the series as Bea. She describes the character as messy, loyal, and good-intentioned–all the ingredients needed to create the kind of character the average person falls for.
The project, which is currently in its second season, is executive produced by Our Names Are Sam. Watch the first episode below if you haven’t already and be sure to check out the full series on Youresotalented.net.