New Web Series: Issa Rae Presents ‘First’

Issa Rae

Issa Rae, Awkward Black Girl Creator, is on a roll with executive producing new show releases by Black filmmakers. Her latest is First. Created by Jahmela Biggs, Directed by James Bland, First tells the story of Robin and Charles, who have known each other since Middle School but have their first date in their late 20s. It is then that they realize that there is more than friendship in their future.

Check out episode one.

Aaaawwwww, that was cute. It’s too early to say where this is going just yet but I have an idea that they’re probably going to front on each other throughout the series. I’ll keep watching.

What did you think?

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Starrene Rhett Rocque is co-founder of The Hollywood Shuffle. She's an experienced entertainment journalist based in Brooklyn, New York.