Gabrielle Union’s I’ll Have Another Productions has secured rights to George M. Johnson’s bestselling memoir All Boys Aren’t Blue to develop as a series with Sony Pictures TV, under a first-look deal.
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George M. Johnson’s book published by Macmillan, he explores his childhood and adolescence growing up in Plainfield, NJ as well as his college years attending an HBCU in Virginia. From being bullied, to living with his grandma and his first sexual experience, Johnson’s memoir showcases the life of growing up under the duality of being black and queer. Exploring topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent and Black joy.
George has heaped praise on Gabrielle, and explained how she has been championing “marginalised communities of colour” through her various creative endeavours.
He commented: “She’s someone who is not only a champion in the fight for supporting marginalised communities of colour but the work she’s doing as a storyteller and producer is lifting every voice who hasn’t had the opportunity to be heard.” Gabrielle said in a statement: “Queer black existence has been here forever yet rarely has that experience been shown in literature or film and television. “Being a parent to a queer identifying daughter has given me the platform to make sure that these stories are being told in a truthful and authentic way and George’s memoir gives you the blueprint for that and more. “What I love about this book is that it not only offers a space for queer kids of colour to be seen and heard but it also offers those who see themselves outside of that standpoint to be held accountable and help them better understand what it takes to truly have acceptance with someone who is considered other.” #gabrielleunion#black#queer#gender#identity#toxicmasculinity#brotherhood#family#marginalization#consent#LGBTQI+ #lgbtq#allboysarentblue#georgemjohnson#entertainmentnews#celebrity#blacklove#movies