This life we live is all about growth and for one web star that is happening exponentially! We all know Rahim Brazil as one of the actors and resident hotties of About Him: Freshman Year, but as we have mentioned in a previous interview the man has a knack for being talented at just about anything. Well now, the web star has donned two new hats–director and showrunner–with a brand new series he also wrote himself, Twisted!
Twisted is not only the brainchild of Rahim Brazil, but is now a highly anticipated web series set to debut this fall on DreamHouseTV! Check out the extended trailer Rahim’s production company, Big Dreams Productions, recently released below!
We were able to get a behind the scenes peek at the show and we have to tell you that these actors are WORKING. Each of them are talented and are bringing their A-game on set. We are definitely giving this our stamp approval before it debuts–and not because we love ourselves a good web series–but because we love a great one. We feel that even though this is Rahim’s directorial debut he will knock it out the park. You heard it here first, Twisted will leave you squirming for more!
Congratulations to Rahim and his amazing cast! We will be tuning. All you make sure you do too! Happy viewing!
This past weekend Quente’Sential Branding and Urban Female Entertainment brought the city of Atlanta another inciteful panel with the LGBT Edition of #AtlLunchandLearn.
This Month’s Panelist included Vaughn Alvarez ( Celebrity Publicist), Juan & Gee Smalls ( Certified Relationship Coaches, Love Works, The Gentleman’s Foundation) and Rahim Brazil ( Actor/Musician).
(l-r) Brandon Karson, Vaughn Alvarez, Rahim Brazil, Quentin Jackson, & Juan & Gee Smalls
Hosted by 3-time guest host Keishaun Sallie (The Diamond Zone Group, Kutz By Kei) and Brandon Karson ( Actor/Model), guests had the opportunity to hear the panelists journey to success stories, but also got the opportunities to ask questions about their own individual journeys to greatness. Some of the topics that were discussed included Knowing when the time was right to start pursuing your dream, Views on Dating in Atlanta and Overcoming Fear in order to be GREAT. Overall, an amazing panel of people came together to share their stories and let people know that no matter what you go through in life, with passion and hard work you can truly achieve anything.Special thanks to our panelist, guests, and continued supporters.
The number of Web Series continues to BOOM! It is hard to believe that just over a year ago About Him started what would become one of the fastest growing genres in entertainment today. Bawn TV continues to make its stake in the genre with newer series like Cheetah In August, About Him: Freshman Year, and soon, District, starring reality television maven, Tami Roman.
This fall however, things continue to heat up for the network with their latest announced series, Blackville, starring Web Stars, Chris June (About Him season 2: The Revolution, raising eli) and Rico Pruitt (About Him, About Justin, L.I.T.)!
According to a log line fromBawn TV the series centers on the son of a preacher who finds himself in turmoil wrestling with his religious beliefs and upbringing or the freedom of self-expression. The first episode, tentatively titled, “Sermon 1 (Luke 15:11-32: The Prodigal Son) will center on the Blackville family being in shock as their eldest son, “Cameron,” returns home. Meanwhile, the church is trying to remove the Pastor, “Jeffery Blackville,” for misusing church finances. Chris June and Rico Pruitt will play Cameron and Caleb Blackville, respectively.
Atlanta was yet again the focal point of a scandal last night! As we are sure you already know the R&B Singer, Bobby Valentino or Bobby V (songs include Blackberry Molasses, Slow Down, Anonymous, etc.) for short, was exposed by a transgender escort who he failed to pay for her “services.”
She sent a video to Fameolous, where Bobby can be seen trying to hide his face while leaving his shoes and keys in the process! The news of this incident and video have already gone viral, but you can check out the video for yourself below!
I think I am completely fed up with life in Atlanta! It seems like the moment since I have settled in here I have had nothing but drama and problems with the people that live here. Black Gay Men, especially, are the worst! First, they’re very cliquish, then they’re backstabbing, and above all else they are petty. As a Black Gay Man myself it is disheartening because I was really hoping to come here and make some strong, cool friendships, maybe find a partner, and enjoy the opportunities I heard this city had to offer people who look and love like me. Before I head back to Nebraska with my tail between my legs, do you have any advice on how I can turn things around?
-Fuck Atlanta’s Kidz!
***When I hear you say “kidz” I immediately flashbacked to Beyonce’s Get Me Bodied music video! Now to the matter at hand. Atlanta is a city just like any other with its opportunities and setbacks, and good and bad citizens. It is harmful (and I often have to remind myself of this) and unhealthy to generalize the entire populace of Black Gay Men here based on the few you have interacted with. I would say go back to the drawing board and make realistic goals for what you want from your time here, and go after them. Additionally, there are social and support groups here to assist you with mingling as well. In the meantime, purge yourself of anyone and anything causing drama, stress, and negativity in your life. Also, consider taking a vacation from Atlanta. Often times a little time away from a place can allow you to recharge, refresh, and regroup. Hope this helps!
☆Need advice? Simply leave your question in the comments section of this post, or email me at HeyMikeyATL@gmail.com. Be sure to pick a pen name! Thanks for trusting and checking me out! -Mikey ♡
People say trans is the new gay, just like gay was once considered the new Black. However you categorize the marginalized or disenfranchised, you have to also be sure to celebrate the strides the individuals in these communities make. Over the last few years we have seen transgender actresses and celebrities like Laverne Cox, Amiya Scott, B. Scott, and Janet Mock have been instrumental in opening up opportunities for other trans people.
Well now we can add actor, Brian Michael Smith, to that roster as he recently came out as a transgender man, shortly after his most recent role as a secretly trans man cop in the latest episode of OWN’s Queen Sugar!
Check out his interview with NBC News’ writer, Tiq Milan below!
via NBC News
On Wednesday, viewers of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) show got to watch the debut of Toine Wilkins, a transgender police officer and high school friend of the show’s principle character, Ralph Angel. Actor Brian Michael Smith, who used this character as his vehicle to come out as transgender, has been acting professionally for the last five years and hadn’t disclosed his gender identity until this moment.
Smith has appeared on “Girls,” “Blue Bloods,” “Law and Order” and in a Toyota commercial as cisgender (non-transgender) male characters. Many transgender actors in Hollywood have been pushing for trans folks to also be cast in non-trans roles, and Smith sets the example that they can do just that — and do it well.
NBC Out contributor and transgender advocate Tiq Milan had a chance to chat with Smith about his budding acting career, his coming out and being a model of possibility.
Do you consider this your big debut?
Brian Michael Smith: In a lot of ways I do. I’ve had really good experiences with my career so far. I started training professionally about six years ago, really learning the craft and being really dedicated to making a profession out of my desire to act, and I feel like this is one of the first roles that is really hitting my interests as an artist and as a person.
Tell us a bit about your acting career thus far.
I’ve been acting since I was a child doing church plays and stuff like that. When I got to high school and college, I was more involved in athletics then I was in acting. At that time, I was trying to figure out what my identity was and roles became more gendered, it was a little bit more challenging for me to stay with the acting. I started to learn more behind the scenes stuff and was working with young people for two or three years. Then I decided that I had to move to New York or LA and really make a go out of this in any way, shape or form. Then in 2011, I was teaching filmmaking and telling these young kids to pursue their dreams but I wasn’t doing the same thing. I couldn’t do that. I had to practice what I preached.
I started out by trying to get a series of background roles when I moved to New York in 2008. It blew my mind how they would just be filming in the streets. I was walking home from work one day, and I had to walk through a film set to get my house, and I thought, “This is amazing. This is what I came here to do.” I asked the people on set a bunch of questions: How to do background work? How to do this or that. I thought it would be really good to learn how to be on set by doing background work. So while I was taking classes, I had the opportunity to be on sets watch the interactions between the directors and the actors and pick up what I could there. As I got more training, I worked my way up the food chain over the last few years. I learned more and more about the industry and was able to attract better roles. So I’ve been doing TV since 2012.
The Kardashian clan can’t stay out of the media. There isn’t a week that goes by where the Kardashians are not in the headlines. It appears that the Kardashian crew has taught former step- parent, Caitlyn Jenner, how to make a few headlines of her own.
The latest announcement from the Jenner camp is that Caitlyn may run for Senate!
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According to Page Six,
“I have considered it. I like the political side of it,” Jenner, a Republican, told John Catsimatidis on the “Cats Roundtable” radio show on 970 AM.
“Over the next six months or so, I gotta find out where I can do a better job. Can I do a better job from the outside? Kind of working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talking to anybody? Or are you better from the inside, and we are in the process of determining that,” she said.