This summer, Netflix is bringing the heat with its “Strong Black Summer” lineup, showcasing a fantastic collection of films and series that celebrate the Black experience. As a proud Black-owned publication, we at BLAC can’t wait to dive into these incredible stories that highlight our culture and talent. So, let’s take a look at what’s in store for us this summer!
The Perfect Find (June 23)
Get ready for a steamy, high-stakes rom-com starring Gabrielle Union, Keith Powers, Gina Torres, and La La Anthony. The Perfect Find follows the story of a forty-year-old woman (Union) who risks everything for a secret romance with the one person (Powers) who could destroy her career comeback. You won’t want to miss this tantalizing tale of love, ambition, and desire!
Survival of the Thickest (July 13)
Michelle Buteau, Tone Bell, Tasha Smith, Anissa Felix, and Garcelle Beauvais star in this empowering comedy about Mavis Beaumont (Buteau), a Black, plus-size, and newly single stylist. Watch as Mavis rebuilds her life with the support of her chosen family, a body-positive attitude, and a fabulous sense of style. Based on Buteau’s acclaimed book of essays, Survival of the Thickest is a testament to resilience and self-love.
They Cloned Tyrone (July 21)
Hold on to your seats for this thrilling mystery caper featuring Jamie Foxx, John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, David Alan Grier, and J. Alphonse Nicholson. They Cloned Tyrone follows an unlikely trio (Boyega, Foxx, and Parris) as they uncover a nefarious government conspiracy. With its intriguing plot and stellar cast, this film promises to keep you on the edge of your seat!
The Upshaws (Part 4) (August 17)
The beloved series The Upshaws returns for its fourth part, featuring Kim Fields, Mike Epps, and Wanda Sykes. The show follows Bennie Upshaw (Epps), a charming mechanic and head of a Black working-class family in Indianapolis, as he navigates life’s ups and downs with his wife Regina (Fields), their children, and his sardonic sister-in-law (Sykes). Get ready for more laughs, love, and life lessons with the Upshaws!
Join the Celebration of Black Culture
In addition to these fantastic titles, Netflix will be present at some of this summer’s biggest events celebrating Black culture, including the American Black Film Festival in Miami, the Culture Creators Brunch during the BET Awards Experience, Netflix in NOLA, and the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. Be sure to join the party and celebrate Black excellence with Netflix!
Don’t Miss Out on the Strong Black Summer
With such an incredible lineup of films and series, Netflix’s Strong Black Summer is a celebration of Black excellence that you won’t want to miss. So, grab your popcorn, gather your friends, and get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating stories of our culture. Happy streaming!