Fresh off of her Emmy win for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series a few weeks back, Lena Waithe told The Daily Beast that her dream project would be “a show where a black gay woman is the lead, where she is the protagonist, she is the person whom we are following.”
That show might not be real yet, but the Master of None star is at least dropping some more details about the project to keep us sated in the meantime.
Speaking to Out in honor of her collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art’s “Black Intimacy” film series, Waithe says that she has tentatively titled the series Twenties.
“[It’s] a thinly-veiled version of my 20s when I first moved to Los Angeles. It’s about black girls living in L.A.; the lead happens to be a queer girl, which is revolutionary in itself because we haven’t seen that,” she told the magazine.
Longtime fans of Lena’s might remember an early pilot presentation for Twenties, uploaded to YouTube in 2013 and featuring a pre-Dear White People Marque Richardson in one of its scenes.
“A lot of people saw it and have been asking about it ever since. They should know that I’m working on it and trying to get it done,” she said.
Elsewhere in the interview, Waithewhose drama series The Chi hits Showtime next year and as yet untitled feature film will hopefully come out soon aftersays that her Emmy win, the first for a black woman in comedy writing, felt like a “vindication of this 11-year journey” she’s been on.
Check out the full interview, here.