All American's Culture Clash: The Latest From TV Titan Greg Berlanti | Musings Of A Mild Mannered Man

All American’s Culture Clash: The Latest From TV Titan Greg Berlanti

EntertainmentEntertainmentAdd this to your queue, stat. 

All American's Culture ClashR. Kurt OsenlundDear White People meets Varsity Blues in the world of All American, a new teen football drama that hits the CW this month. The show is one more under the belt of TV titan Greg Berlanti, but it’s a first for his soccer-star husband, Robbie Rogers, who steps in as co-producer on a project that tackles race, class, and queerness, on and off the field. Inspired by real-life footballer Spencer Paysinger’s story, All American sees Spencer (Daniel Ezra) recruited from his Compton stomping grounds by a hotshot coach (Taye Diggs), who wants Spencer to bring his talents to a high school in bougie Beverly Hills.

For the star player, this presents both opportunity and assimilation, and even with the consoling ears of his mom (Karimah Westbrook) and gay best friend (Bre-Z), Spencer still has to face the Rodeo Drive temptations of bikini-clad classmates, while dismissing gang cracks from one too many white jocks. You’ve seen this all before, in another place, on another campus, but Berlanti and Rogers are onto something by flipping the Mean Girls formula and making it racially topical.

 
0All American‘s Culture Clash: The Latest From TV Titan Greg Berlanti
0


The article All American's Culture Clash: The Latest From TV Titan Greg Berlanti appeared first on Out.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers:

%d bloggers like this: