“The DMV means the realest.”- Shades
Shades (the DMV) is an unscripted series focusing on the lives of young African American men and women residing in the District of Columbia.
A group of DC natives will document their experiences in expressing culture, overcoming racial opposition, discovering their heritage and their involvement in real events in their community.
Watch the official trailer:
“The docu-series is focused on Afro- millennial’s starting a creative collective and delving into concepts of culture, race, and heritage while living in the DC metropolitan area. Think Black Ink Crew meets MTV Diary- with a contemporary afro aesthetic – and without the extra added superficiality of the current reality TV medium. Cast members include key players in afro- influenced pop culture- models, athletes, media moguls, and musicians.” Source
Read more about the creation of Shades, meet the cast members, and subscribe to the mailing list for a chance to win exclusive prizes (& immediate updates about casting and production) here.
The cast of Shades are currently asking for support and/or donations in anticipation of their launch.
Keep an eye of for @shadesthedmv as it is set to launch this fall.