Lena Waithe Covers Ebony Magazine's Summer issue
After a four-year hiatus Netflix’s hit series Master of None is back. The wildly popular show, which launched in 2015 and centered around the hilariously relatable adventures of stand-up comic Dev (Aziz Ansari), has a big change. The series’ storyline now focuses on the main character’s bestie, Denise (Lena Waithe), a Black queer woman, and her relationship. People are predicting greatness.
A few years ago no one would ever imagine there’d be buzz over a show featuring two Black women, but Waithe, 37, has aligned her work with showing Black people, queer folks, dreamers and doers as we know them. Nuanced. Amazing. Troubled. Beautiful. Ridiculous. Ambitious. Loved. There have been a lot of green lights. And whether fans may or may not believe the producer/writer always gets it right, she gets it. Waithe’s resume—Dear White People, Boomerang, Twenties, The Chi, Bad Hair, Queen & Slim, The 40-Year-Old Version and Them: Covenant—gives her enviable screen cred.
Read the feature story Here on Ebony.com.
Here are the credits for the Ebony photoshoot and video:
CREATIVE DIRECTOR KWASI FORDJOUR
DESIGN DIRECTOR RASHIDA MORGAN BROWN
STYLIST ASTRID CALLEGOS
STYLING ASSISTANTS ANNIE HANLEY & NICOLE APREA
TAILOR MARC LITTLEJOHN
HAIR MILES TOWNES
MAKEUP REBEKAH ALLADIN
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT ZEE HOWELL
SET DESIGNER CARLOS ANTHONY LOPEZ AT WINSTON STUDIOS
SET DESIGN ASSISTANT JACQUELYN SMITH
VIDEO DONOVAN JOHNSON