7/14/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES (EXTRA): Pose Stars MJ Rodriguez And Indya Moore on Cis Actors Portraying Trans Characters

Pose stars MJ Rodriguez (‘Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista’) and Indya Moore (‘Angel Evangelista’) get real about cisgender actors playing transgender characters in the wake of recent casting controversies. Continue reading

7/12/18 O&A NYC LIFESTYLE/LGBTQ: The DL Chronicles- Episode 3: Boo


In Episode 3 of the DL Chronicles Boo (Oneil Cespedes) is an ex-convict, a mooch, and a player who lives his life on the DL. His girlfriend Kesha (Latoya Haynes) is fed up with Boo’s cheating and kicks him to the curb. Boo’s mother (Irene Amen) tells him it’s time to settle down. Continue reading

6/11/18 O&A Hollywood Monday: Cotton Come To Harlem – Iris, Officer Jarema and The Paper Bag

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Cotton Comes to Harlem was the beginning of short period in American film that featured black actors in leading roles and the themes dealt with issues from the African-American microcosm. With a screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis, and  directed by Davis this action drama represents the black prospective. Much of the film’s humor is urban black comedy, which was groundbreaking in 1970.

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6/11/18 O&A Hollywood Monday: Cotton Come To Harlem – Iris, Officer Jarema and The Paper Bag

Hollywood Mondayscotton-comes-to-harlem-movie-poster-1970-1020194569

Cotton Comes to Harlem was the beginning of short period in American film that featured black actors in leading roles and the themes dealt with issues from the African-American microcosm. With a screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis, and  directed by Davis this action drama represents the black prospective. Much of the film’s humor is urban black comedy, which was groundbreaking in 1970.

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2/26/18 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: He Got Game – Denzel Washington And Ray Allen

He Got Game is a sports drama film written, produced and directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington. This is the third of four film collaborations between Denzel Washington and Spike Lee. Continue reading

2/21/18 O&A NYC FILM: Tyson Beckford- Chocolate City Stripetease Scene

Tyson Beckford, model, actor and recent Chippendales entertainer gives us a stripe tease. Continue reading

2/13/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Talk

The Talk are scenes of black parents openly sharing truths about bias their children will experience. The conversations we have but don’t want to… Continue reading

11/8/17 O&A NYC SHORT FILM: Earl’s Post Prison Playdate by Rod Gailes OBC

Earl and his woman had a happy relationship, until one of his prison buddies gets released.  Continue reading

11/6/17 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: From Dusk Till Dawn – Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek did not have a choreographer for her dance. Director Robert Rodriguez just told her to feel the music and dance to it. Rodriguez would later use the same tactic with Jessica Alba in Sin City (2005).  Continue reading

6/12/17 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY PRIDE MONTH: Will Smith- Six Degrees of Separation

Will Smith refused to kiss (in character) another man (fellow thespian Anthony Michael Hall); instead, the two actors were filmed at an angle that implied a kiss.  Continue reading