Episode 68: Lena Waithe | Hollywood Is Life

Justin and Joy sit down with Lena Waithe to discuss her recent Emmy nomination, relationship with a Hollywood executive, and the importance of having television content reflective of black culture.

Elevator Pitch

  • Lena’s recent Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.
  • The importance of representing black culture in Hollywood.
  • The story behind Lena’s coming out story in Master of None’s “Thanksgiving” episode.
  • Being her current partner’s first girlfriend and dating a Hollywood executive.
  • Working with Steven Spielberg in the upcoming film, “Ready Player One”.
  • Her upcoming series with Showtime, “The Chi”, and the the motivation behind its inception.
  • Why it’s critical to have more black executives in Hollywood.
  • Fish Bowl: Are you holding onto something you should let go of? What big lesson can people learn from your life?
  • And much more!

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