All The Details You Need On Gabrielle Union’s New LGBTQ TV Project

Jill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

Gabrielle Union continues to move on from her America’s Got Talent judging gig with new projects in the entertainment industry. The actress is also a producer, and she just took on a new television project.

Deadline reports that Union’s production company I’ll Have Another Productions has optioned the TV rights to bestselling memoir All Boys Aren’t Blue, by George M. Johnson, for a series with Sony Pictures TV.

Gabrielle Union Producing ‘All Boys Aren’t Blue’

Johnson is a journalist and LGBTQ activist. His book chronicles his childhood in New Jersey through his college years in Virginia. Deadline describes the memoir as a story examining “the duality of being black and queer.” It addresses topics such as toxic masculinity and gender identity.

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“I wrote this memoir and shared these stories because of the importance and need to center black stories from the black perspective,” Johnson said in a statement to the site, adding that he wanted to “make sure the next generation of black queer children had something they could relate to and connect with.”

Johnson went on to praise Gabrielle Union as an LGBTQ ally, saying, “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.”

How Gabrielle Union Has Supported The LGBTQ Community

Union has shown her support for the LGBTQ community through her relationship with her and husband Dwyane Wade’s daughter Zaya, who recently came out as transgender. The couple has shared their love of Zaya and acceptance of her identity.

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“Queer black existence has been here forever yet rarely has that experience been shown in literature or film and television,” Union said of her involvement with the project. “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.”

In December it was reported that Gabrielle was producing a single-camera comedy called Black Coffee for the short-form video platform Quibi. She also stars in and produces the Spectrum series L.A.’s Finest.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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