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Gabrielle Union Is Turning LGBTQ+ Activist George M. Johnson's Memoir Into a TV Series!

Gabrielle Union Is Turning LGBTQ+ Activist George M. Johnson's Memoir Into a TV Series!

Gabrielle Union has optioned the rights to turn LGBTQ+ activist and journalist George M. Johnson‘s memoir “All Boys Aren’t Blue” into a television series!

The series is being developed at Sony Pictures TV, where Gabrielle‘s production company I’ll Have Another Productions has a first-look deal, according to Deadline.

The book explores Johnson‘s “childhood and adolescence growing up in Plainfield, NJ as well as his college years attending an HBCU in Virginia. From memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five to his loving relationship with his grandmother whom he affectionately called ‘Nanny,’ to his first sexual experience, the young adult memoir showcases the life of growing up under the duality of being black and queer.”

Gabrielle credited her experience as the mother of a queer identifying daughter as one of the reasons for taking on this project.

“Queer black existence has been here forever yet rarely has that experience been shown in literature or film and television,” Gabrielle said in a statement. “Being a parent to a queer identifying daughter has given me the platform to make sure that these stories are being told in a truthful and authentic way and George’s memoir gives you the blueprint for that and more. What I love about this book is that it not only offers a space for queer kids of color to be seen and heard but it also offers those who see themselves outside of that standpoint to be held accountable and help them better understand what it takes to truly have acceptance with someone who is considered other.”

George said about working with Gabrielle, “She’s someone who is not only a champion in the fight for supporting marginalized communities of color but the work she’s doing as a storyteller and producer is lifting every voice who hasn’t had the opportunity to be heard.”

You can order the memoir now on Amazon.

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