Anthology series Easy premieres on Netflix September 22. Joe Swanberg's first serial project chronicles citizens of Chicago in and out of love. The most exciting feature about the show is that Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as apart of an ensemble cast. Mbatha-Raw's last project was this year's Free State of Jones and this series is drastically different from her role as slave Rachel. The starlet hasn't starred in a romance since 2014's Beyond the Lights.
This romantic comedy, that acts as stand alone yet intertwined "films", finds Gugu's character paired with quirky- indie-romcom heartthrob Jake Johnson. Johnson previously starred in Swanberg's Drinking Buddies. We can only pray the creator and director delivers similar magic with an independent feel, great chemistry between actors and compelling narratives that don't seem to complete themselves. Up and coming actresses Kiersey Clemmons (Dope) and Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) also star.
|Zazie Beetz and Dave Franco in a still from Easy.|
|Kiersey Clemmons and Jacqueline Toboni in a still from Easy.|
Easy will surely give us some depictions of black love but to what extent is still to be determined. Tell us if you will be binging tomorrow or saving it for a rainy day in the comments.
Here is the trailer. Gugu only appears for a brief moment but she is adorable nonetheless.
I will be live-tweeting Easy tomorrow. Follow me on twitter @unicorninkk to get my spoiler free commentary with the hashtags #Reelartsy #Easy.
H.R Belser is a freelance writer and quirk aficionado. Narratives about love and comedy are her favorites but she longs to see racial diversity in all media. If you are looking for her, she is currently working on her first web series or tweeting a zinger. Follow her on twitter @unicorinkk.