A new series with the provocative title “Going Naked” is set to roll out next month, but viewers who hope the show takes its title literally may not get what they’re hoping for.
The title is metaphorical, an announcement for the Web series notes: “The realness of being able to ‘go naked’ and tell things as they are is what infuses this bold cinematic synergy.”
The show is the brainchild of Stephani Ouzts, independent filmmaker and founder of SOtv. The series bows Dec. 6, when it will run on YouTube, the announcement notes.
The series will follow a diverse cast of characters trying to make it in New York.
“‘Going Naked’ is like ‘Sex and the City,’ right?” said Ouzts, who created, wrote and directs the series. “I get that question far more than I’d like, but the answer is no. First, we’re brown and we live in a world that’s less inclined to cater to us.”
The announcement adds: “This seductively funny comedy features a lineup of New York’s most talented actors. Stephfon Guidry plays Journey, a non-flamboyant gay male actor trying to make it out of roles like ‘Die Negro Die’ and onto Broadway. Kenya Wilson plays Morgan, a rainmaking marketing executive with a brown female boss that makes it impossible for her to get a corner office with a view. Jessica-Brittany Smith plays Kenya, a woman who holds on to her religion while her church kicks her off the mother board, not because she’s too young to serve, but because she’s gay. Stephani Ouzts plays Brooke, a southern belle undefined by that stigma, who could care less about finding a man, but everyone else seems to care about finding one for her.”
Here’s a trailer: