The comedic podcast reviews films with lead actors of color and analyzes the context of race and Hollywood’s diversity issues.
NEW YORK, New York, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022: Sura Khan, a visionary African American television show creator, director, producer, and writer, recently appeared on the popular podcast “Black Men Can’t Jump [In Hollywood]” to break down the 1972 Golden Globe-winning Billie Holiday biopic “Lady Sings the Blues,” starring Diana Ross.
Khan joined actor and comedian Jonathan Braylockknown for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Astronomy Club” on Netflix, Jerriah Milligan, also known for “Astronomy Club,” and James III, also known for “Astronomy Club” for the podcast, each offering nuanced perspectives on how Black women were portrayed in film in the 1970s.
“Lady Sings the Blues” follows the iconic jazz singer’s life from childhood into her controversial music career and eventual drug addiction. The film is co-written by Suzanne de Passe and stars Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, and Virginia Capers. Khan also has a project in the works about Virginia Capers.
“Lady Sings the Blues” is Diana Ross’s first film, following her time as Motown’s most successful 1960s lead signer of the group the Supremes and a successful solo career.
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