What is #blackAF (TV) About?
The Show is #blackAF is a witty and irreverent comedy television series that provides a fictionalized glimpse into the life of Kenya Barris, the creator of the show. Inspired by his own experiences, the series revolves around a self-absorbed and neurotic version of Barris, who is constantly striving to maintain his success as a writer in Hollywood while balancing the challenges of fatherhood and marriage. Through its cleverly crafted episodes, #blackAF delves into the complexities of race, class, and identity, using humor and satire to shed light on the nuances and contradictions of modern African American experiences. The show fearlessly tackles social issues, ranging from cultural appropriation to the politics of representation, with sharp wit and biting commentary. It explores the dichotomy of Barris' privileged position in society as a successful entertainer while highlighting the struggles and challenges he faces in maintaining his authenticity and connection to his roots. Through its raw and unfiltered storytelling, #blackAF provides a refreshing perspective on the intricacies of navigating fame, fortune, and the pursuit of personal identity in the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary society.
The first episode of #blackAF aired on April 17, 2020 and the most recent episode to air was on April 17, 2020.