The second season of “Queen Sugar” is underway, with the Bordelon family gracing the screen with their superb acting chops, storylines that move the soul and cinematic snapshots that are reminiscent of dreams.
Now is the perfect time to revel in the show that is black, and represents everything blackness is – complex, beautiful, strong, creative, spiritual, unique, powerful, limitless, evolving and divine.
“Queen Sugar” is the response to a lack of diversity in film and television, from the directors and cinematographers who bring the ideas to life, to the screenwriters who craft poetic scripts, and the characters that feel like people we know, maybe even ourselves.
No wonder more women tuned in to the premiere episode, making it the highest rated episode for the series so far.
Week after week, viewers mature, millennial and young adult alike dissect, enjoy and appreciate the brilliance that “Queen Sugar” is.
This month’s issue of Ebony magazine will do just that by dedicating its July/August cover issue to the Bordelon siblings – Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), Nova (Rutina Wesley) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe).
According to Ebony.com, the issue features interviews with crew and cast members focused on diversity in Hollywood and authentic depictions of Black America.
In the interview, Siriboe, who plays Ralph Angel in the series, told Ebony, “I pull from my experiences as a Black man in America and all my brothers.”
Wesley, who plays Nova, said, “I love that she’s [Nova] really pretty unusual, and I think she’s flawed and very human. I love that I never quite know where she’s going. And I also love that anything is possible with Nova.”
Lyen-Gardner, who plays Charley on the show, said, “Charley’s strength is a little super heroic. “She is really one of the most resilient characters I [believe] I’ve ever played.”
Want to read more? Catch the rest of Ebony’s exclusive interview in its newest issue, which will be on newsstands this month.