A Look At 'Blackbird,' The First Film On The New 'Black Netflix'

April 24, 2015 10:07 AM

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A Look At 'Blackbird,' The First Film On The New 'Black Netflix'

A tiny independent movie has been picked by one of Hollywood's biggest moguls to promote his latest venture. Robert L. Johnson created BET and now, the Urban Movie Channel — an online channel that's being called the black Netflix.

The first original film it has acquired is a gay interracial romance set in the Deep South. In Blackbird, the main character Randy is in high school. Everyone thinks he's gay, and they're totally fine with it.

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