The twenties is an American comedy series. Lena Waithe is the creator of the series. The Twenties premiered on March 4, 2020, on BET. The series became an instant hit on its release. The season scored 93% of the approval ratings in Rotten Tomatoes. Looking at the success of the first season, the producers and the creators announced the revival of the show for the second season in June 2020.
Plot and Review:
The Twenties is BET’s single-camera comedy series. The plot is a semi-autobiography of the life of a queer woman. The narrative revolves around Hattie, a queer black woman. Marie and Nia are her straight, best friends. Their dream is to score a debut at the Hollywood. They work hard to achieve their ambitions and dreams. On the one hand, it is about the struggles and sacrifices made by Hattie to impress her boss. On the other hand, it is also about how Hollywood sugar coats and markets the illusion of getting recognized one day. Hollywood is also a double standard that judges ambitious women.
The natural comedy talent of Gibbs as Hattie helped in binding up the series altogether.
The show is about the present scenario of Hollywood, full of narcissism, hypocrisy, and superficiality, discussed openly. The show is all about the satire and humor hid in the struggles of the off-beat women who want to get themselves settled in Hollywood. Hattie is the adaption of the younger version of Waithe. Waithe is a writer of bold works and worked with Mara Brock Akil, the creator of shows like “Girlfriends”.
Season 2 Updates:
The producers announced the season two in June 2020. The latest episode premiered on April 15, 2020. Looking at the current COVID situation, the chances of the release of the second season this year looks bleak. We can expect the second installment to release sometime in 2021.
- Jonica “Jojo” T. Gibbs as Hattie
- Christina Elmore as Marie
- Gabrielle Graham as Nia
- Sophina Brown as Ida B
- Big Sean as Tristan
- Jevon McFerrin as Chuck
- Rick Fox as Richard
- Iman Shumpert as Quintrell
- Kym Whitley as Hattie’s mom
- Vanessa Williams as Angela