Lena Waithe-Produced Showtime Pilot Casts Three (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 8/29/2019 | Will Thorne
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“How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Sh*t),” the intriguingly-named pilot in the works at Showtime, has kicked off its casting.

Variety has learned exclusively that Tony award winner Tonya Pinkins, “New Jack City” director and veteran actor Mario Van Peebles, and newcomer Amandla Jahava have joined the cast of the Lena Waithe-produced project.

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“How to Make Love to a Black Woman” is a half-hour comedy anthology series which tells stories “about connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing – and harrowingly comic – sexual secrets,” according to Showtime.

Van Peebles will play Sam, a kind stranger who connects with Rashida (Jahava), a young woman confronting an unexpected loss. Pinkins plays Rashida’s mother, Florence, who is keeping a secret from her daughter.

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The project comes from Waithe’s first-look deal with Showtime which the producer, writer and actor signed last July. Before creating “The Chi” for Showtime, Waithe had written for “Master of None” on Netflix, earning an...
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