Here we have Jussie Smollett, who is going behind the camera lens to try his hand at his first directorial debut. Jussie himself is a star and has previously worked on the set of the series called Empire. He is scheduled to direct B-Boy Blues, a film adaptation of a novel penned down by James Earl Hardy, and was considered the best-selling novel back in 1994. Jussie, an actor, is also set on producing this project through his recently launched Super Massive Movies. All this while, he will be provided with sufficient help from Hardy as well as the others.
The tale of B-Boy Blues throws the entire spotlight on the complex relationship shared by Mitchell Crawford and Raheim Rivers. Mitchell is 27 years in age and is an aspiring journalist. All this while, it comes to our knowledge that Raheim is actually 21 years of age and is a bike messenger and taking up the tasks of a Banjee Boy. At another time, he is also referred to as a B-Boy. These rather odd pairs fall in love after meeting for the first time in a gay bar that happens to be located in Greenwich Village.
B-Boy Blues―What is the story all about?
All this takes place in the summer of 1993, but this couple surely has a lot of backlash from a world full of homophobia and violence to deal with. You guys should also know that B-Boy Blues by Hardy has proven itself to be the first in the series of five additional books that have remained a masterpiece of the literature from the LGBTQ+ community. The production process on this forthcoming, highly anticipated film has already begun in the United Kingdom back on the 17th of October 2020.
Nevertheless, this project can not be considered the first experience of Jussie Smollett in direction. It is known to news media outlets that he has previously directed two Empire episodes, the series he starred in himself. The actor has even worked on a variety of music videos and has proven successful in directing them. When Jussie, who is 38 years in age, we hear about this film, is continuously fighting his own personal battles from the legal challenges created by the alleged attack back in 2019.
B-Boy Blues―Jussie Smollet facing a legal battle
Smollet considers himself an openly gay Black actor who was initially indicted in March 2019 with 16 counts of disorderly conduct. This was don3 because he allegedly filed a fake report that claims two men attacked him back on the 29th of January 2019 while they were enchanting racist and homophobic slurs. Well, then we had Jussie going on pleading about being not guilty toa ll the allegations that he has made up to police about what actually happened.