We all know that major networks don’t care about Black people and that the web is exploding with amazing content for us, by us.
From the creators of Black & Sexy TV (and the film “A Good Day to Be Black and Sexy”), “The Couple” takes a look the “idiosyncrasies of dating and living together.”
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to two of the show’s creators, Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier, about why they created “The Couple” for the web.
They explained: “It was a natural progression from the film A Good Day to be Black and Sexy. Being online extended the Black&Sexy brand and reaches the audience directly and immediately which we really like. We had these fun ideas that we thought would work well on the web. We also use the web as an incubator/testing ground for our ideas to grow into other mediums. We are cross platform (Web TV and Film) and we want to continue along that path. It’s a new creative beast to conquer the web and we really enjoy it.”
Although the web is booming with shows geared toward black audiences, networks continue to ignore us, especially when it comes to images of black folks in love. Because of this, Numa Perrier says they decided to tackle this issue.
“Dennis, myself, and our other creative partner, Jeanine Daniels all gravitate towards this type of content based on personal experience. The Couple was Jeanine’s inspiration based on her previous relationships and it has now expanded into some of the day-to-day situations Dennis and I experience as a real life couple. We all experience relationships so not only is it relatable but it drives us as human beings.”
“The Couple” will premiere on Valentine’s Day, but while we wait, Black&Sexy TV has dropped several mini-episodes.
Check out the first three mini-episodes of “The Couple” and the first episode of Black&Sexy TV’s other webseries: “The Number.”